Sprout meaning

sprout
The definition of a sprout is a new growth of a plant.

When a plant grows a new branch and bud, this is an example of a sprout.

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To sprout means to grow.

When you begin to grow gray hairs, this is an example of a situation where you sprout gray hairs.

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To begin to grow; give off shoots or buds.
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To emerge and develop rapidly.

Businesses that sprouted along the highway.

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To allow or cause to come forth and grow.

He sprouted a mustache.

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Young plant growth, such as a bud or shoot.
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Something resembling or suggestive of a sprout, as in rapid growth.
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To begin to grow or germinate; give off shoots or buds.
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A young growth on a plant, as a stem or branch; shoot.
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A new growth on a plant, whether from seed or other parts.
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To grow or develop rapidly.
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To grow or to cause to sprout.
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Something like or suggestive of a sprout, as an offshoot or young person.
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Brussels sprouts.
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A child.
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A Brussels sprout.
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An edible germinated seed.
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(horticulture) To grow from seed; to germinate.
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To cause to grow from a seed.

I sprouted beans and radishes and put them in my salad.

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To deprive of sprouts.

To sprout potatoes.

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To emerge from the ground as sprouts.
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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