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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FOREBROADS, The first milk drawn from a cow after calving (Ayr. 1825 Jam., Sc. 1849 H. Stephens Bk. of Farm I. 53).Ayr. 1811 W. Aiton Agric. Ayr. 443:
The young calves are fed on the milk, first drawn, locally termed forebroads, which abound with serum.

[Fore-, 2. + *broad, cf. Icel. broddur, brodd mjólk, the first milk.]

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"Forebroads n. pl.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2022 <>



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