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Meaning of SPRIG

Pronunciation:  sprig

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
  2. [n]  small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
 

SPRIG is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: branchlet, twig
 
 See Also: branch, brier, decoration, ornament, ornamentation, withe, withy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sprig\, n. [AS. sprec; akin to Icel. sprek a stick. Cf.
    {Spray} a branch.]
    1. A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray;
       as, a sprig of laurel or of parsley.
    
    2. A youth; a lad; -- used humorously or in slight
       disparagement.
    
             A sprig whom I remember, with a whey-face and a
             satchel, not so many years ago.       --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    3. A brad, or nail without a head.
    
    4. (Naut.) A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point.
    
    
  2. \Sprig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sprigged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Sprigging}.]
    To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches;
    to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin.
    
    
 

 

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