Brach

Brach

(brk), n. [OE. brache a kind of scenting hound or setting dog, OF. brache, F. braque, fr. OHG. braccho, G. bracke; possibly akin to E. fragrant, fr. L. fragrare to smell.] A bitch of the hound kind. Shak.
[1913 Webster]

Brach*el"y*tra

(), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. () short + a covering.] (Zol.) A group of beetles having short elytra, as the rove beetles.
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brach

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brache

(brk or brch), n. [OE. brache a kind of scenting hound or setting dog, OF. brache, F. braque, fr. OHG. braccho, G. bracke; related to Sw. brack a dog that hunts by scent; possibly akin to E. fragrant, fr. L. fragrare to smell.] A bitch of the hound kind. See also bratchet. Shak.
[Also spelled bratch when pronounced (brch).]

[1913 Webster + Century Dict. 1906]

A sow pig by chance sucked a brach, and when she was grown would miraculously hunt all manner of deer.
Burton (Anatomy of Melancholy).
[Century Dict. 1906]

 

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