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Meaning of SPRIG

Pronunciation:  sprig

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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
             A sprig whom I remember, with a whey-face and a
             satchel, not so many years ago.       --Sir W.
    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.
    To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches;
    to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin.