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braird

[braird] /brɛərd/
noun
1.
the first sprouts or shoots of grass, corn, or other crops; new growth.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of a crop or a seed) to sprout; appear above the ground.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English breird, variant of brerd a sprout, to sprout, Old English brerd edge, top; akin to brad
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