• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Braird brārd the first shoots of corn or other crop
    • v.i Braird to appear above ground
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In literature:

The standing bush keeps frost off the braird, which could not look better.
"The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825" by Gordon Sellar
Somewhere about twelve days after the sowing the shoots appear above ground, when the "braird" is about four inches high.
"The Khedive's Country" by George Manville Fenn