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Webster 1913 Edition


Sprout

Sprout

(sprout)
,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Sprouted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Sprouting
.]
[OE.
sprouten
,
spruten
; akin to OFries.
sprūta
, AS.
spreótan
, D.
spruiten
, G.
spriessen
, Sw.
spruta
to squirt, to spout. Cf.
Sprit
,
Verb.
T.
&
I.
,
Sprit
a spar,
Spout
,
Verb.
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.

Sprout

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To cause to sprout;
as, the rain will
sprout
the seed
.
2.
To deprive of sprouts;
as, to
sprout
potatoes
.

Sprout

,
Noun.
[Cf. AS.
sprote
a sprout, sprig; akin to Icel.
sproti
, G.
sprosse
. See
Sprout
,
Verb.
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.
2.
pl.
Young coleworts; Brussels sprouts.
Johnson.
Brussels sprouts
(Bot.)
See under
Brussels
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sprout

SPROUT

,
Verb.
I.
[G.]
1.
To shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push out new shoots. A grain that sprouts in ordinary temperature in ten days, may by an augmentation of heat be made to sprout in forty eight hours. The stumps of trees often sprout, and produce a new forest. Potatoes will sprout and produce a crop, although pared and deprived all their buds or eyes.
2.
To shoot into ramifications.
Vitriol is apt to sprout with moisture.
3.
To grow, like shoots of plants.
And on the ashes sprouting plumes appear.

SPROUT

,
Noun.
1.
The shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed or from the stump or from the root of a plant or tree. The sprouts of the cane, in Jamaica are called ratoons.
2.
A shoot from the end of a branch. The young shoots of shrubs are called sprouts, and in the forest often furnish browse of cattle.

Definition 2022


sprout

sprout

English

Sprouted Onion

Noun

sprout (plural sprouts)

  1. A new growth on a plant, whether from seed or other parts.
  2. A child.
  3. A Brussels sprout.
  4. An edible germinated seed.

Translations

Verb

sprout (third-person singular simple present sprouts, present participle sprouting, simple past and past participle sprouted)

  1. (horticulture) To grow from seed; to germinate.
  2. To cause to grow from a seed.
    I sprouted beans and radishes and put them in my salad.
  3. To deprive of sprouts.
    to sprout potatoes
  4. To emerge from the ground as sprouts

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