hurds

[hurdz]
plural noun
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hards or hurds (hɑːdz)
 
pl n
coarse fibres and other refuse from flax and hemp
 
[Old English heordan (plural); related to Middle Dutch hēde, Greek keskeon tow]
 
hurds or hurds
 
pl n
 
[Old English heordan (plural); related to Middle Dutch hēde, Greek keskeon tow]

hurds (hɜːdz)
 
pl n
another word for hards

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The interior of the stalk contains short woody fibers called hurds, while the outer portion contains the long bast fibers.
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