Definitions for: Sprout

[n] a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)
[n] any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
[v] grow sprouts, of a plant
[v] produce buds, branches, or germinate; of plants

Webster (1913) Definition: Sprout, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sprouted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Sprouting.] [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. spr?ta,
AS. spre['o]tan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to
squirt, to spout. Cf. Sprit, v. t. & i., Sprit a spar,
Spout, v. t., Spurt.]
1. To shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push
out new shoots; hence, to grow like shoots of plants.

2. To shoot into ramifications. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Sprout, v. t.
1. To cause to sprout; as, the rain will sprout the seed.

2. To deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes.

Sprout, n. [Cf. AS. sprote a sprout, sprig; akin to
Icel. sproti, G. sprosse. See Sprout, v. i.]
1. The shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the
stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more
rarely, a shoot from the stem of a plant, or the end of a

2. pl. Young coleworts; Brussels sprouts. --Johnson.

Brussels sprouts (Bot.) See under Brussels.

Synonyms: bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, shoot, spud

See Also: acquire, alfalfa sprout, bean sprout, bud, develop, get, green, greens, grow, grow, leafy vegetable, plant organ, produce, shoot

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