Origin: altered (by assoc. with broid, obs. var. of braid) < obs. brouder < MFr broder < OFr brosder < Frank *brozdon < Gmc *bruzda, point (> brad) < IE *bhrazdh- < base *bhar-, point, bristle
See broider in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb broi·dered, broi·der·ing, broi·ders
Origin: Alteration (influenced by Middle English broiden, braided)
Origin: of Middle English brouderen
Origin: , from Old French brosder, brouder; see embroider.
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