When a plant grows a new branch and bud, this is an example of a sprout.
When you begin to grow gray hairs, this is an example of a situation where you sprout gray hairs.
Businesses that sprouted along the highway.
He sprouted a mustache.
I sprouted beans and radishes and put them in my salad.
To sprout potatoes.
Origin of sprout
- Middle English spruten from Old English -sprūtan (in āsprūtan to sprout forth) sper- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition