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ACROSPIRE: Dictionary Entry and Meaning

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ac"ro*spire\, n. [Gr. ? + ? anything twisted.] (Bot.)
    The sprout at the end of a seed when it begins to germinate;
    the plumule in germination; -- so called from its spiral
    form.
    
    
  2. \Ac"ro*spire\, v. i.
    To put forth the first sprout.
    
    
 

 

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