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5 definitions found
 for sprout
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprout \Sprout\ (sprout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sprouted; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Sprouting.] [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to
     OFries. spr[=u]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.
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     2. To shoot into ramifications. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprout \Sprout\, v. t.
     1. To cause to sprout; as, the rain will sprout the seed.
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     2. To deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprout \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
        branch.
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     2. pl. Young coleworts; Brussels sprouts. --Johnson.
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     Brussels sprouts (Bot.) See under Brussels.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sprout
      n 1: any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
      2: a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)
      v 1: produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes
           sprouted" [syn: shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate,
           bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout]
      2: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted
         early this year" [syn: sprout, stock]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "sprout":
     accrue from, adventurer, arise, arise from, be contingent on,
     be due to, begin, bine, bloom, blossom, bough,
     bourgeois gentilhomme, branch, branchedness, branchiness, brew,
     bud, bud from, burgeon, burst forth, come from, come out of,
     come up, deadwood, depend on, derive from, descend from, develop,
     emanate from, emerge from, ensue from, filiation, flagellum,
     flourish, flow from, flower, follow from, fork, frond, gather,
     gemmate, germinate, germinate from, grow, grow from, grow out of,
     grow rank, grow up, hang on, hinge on, hypertrophy, increase,
     issue from, leaf, leaf out, leave, limb, luxuriate, mature,
     mushroom, name-dropper, newly-rich, nouveau riche,
     nouveau roturier, offset, offshoot, originate in, outgrow,
     overdevelop, overgrow, overrun, overtop, parvenu, pig in clover,
     proceed from, procreate, pullulate, put forth, put forth leaves,
     put out buds, ramage, ramification, reproduce, riot, root, runner,
     sapling, sarment, scion, seedling, set, shoot, shoot up, slip,
     social climber, spear, spray, sprig, spring from, spring up, sprit,
     sprout from, sprout up, status seeker, stem from, stolon,
     strike root, sucker, switch, take root, tendril, thallus, thrive,
     tower, tufthunter, turn on, twig, upshoot, upspear, upspring,
     upsprout, upstart, vegetate, wax, would-be gentleman
  
  

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