See also: Sprout
sprout (plural sprouts)
- A new growth on a plant, whether from seed or other parts.
- A child.
- (chiefly in the plural) A Brussels sprout.
- (chiefly in the plural) A bean sprout.
- An edible germinated seed.
new growth on a plant
Brussels sprout — see Brussels sprout
edible germinated seed
- (horticulture) To grow from seed; to germinate.
- To cause to grow from a seed.
- I sprouted beans and radishes and put them in my salad.
- To deprive of sprouts.
- to sprout potatoes
- To emerge from the ground as sprouts.
- (figurative, intransitive) To emerge haphazardly from a surface.
- Whiskers sprouted from the old man's chin.
to grow, to germinate
to cause to grow from a seed
to emerge from the soil as sprouts
to emerge from a surface
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