braird

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots braird, from Old English brerd (edge; spike, corner), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH-.

Noun[edit]

braird (uncountable)

  1. (Scotland) The first shoots of grass or crops.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Oxford 2010, p. 9:
      [] as he opened the various window-boards, loving couples flew off like hares surprised too late in the morning among the early braird.

Verb[edit]

braird (third-person singular simple present brairds, present participle brairding, simple past and past participle brairded)

  1. (Scotland, intransitive) Of grass or crops: to show their first shoots above ground.

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