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Meaning of SPROUT

Pronunciation:  sprawt

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

SPROUT is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Sprout\, v. t.
    1. To cause to sprout; as, the rain will sprout the seed.
    2. To deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes.
  3. \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}.