Sprout Definition

sprout
sprouted, sprouting, sprouts
verb
sprouted, sprouting, sprouts
To begin to grow or germinate; give off shoots or buds.
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To grow or develop rapidly.
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To grow or to cause to sprout.
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noun
sprouts
A young growth on a plant, as a stem or branch; shoot.
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A new growth from a bud, rootstock, germinating seed, etc.
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Something like or suggestive of a sprout, as an offshoot or young person.
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Such a growth from the germinating seed of any of various plants, as alfalfa or mung beans, eaten as a vegetable, as in salads or Asian dishes.
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Brussels sprouts.
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Other Word Forms of Sprout

Noun

Singular:
sprout
Plural:
sprouts

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

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