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  • IPA(key): /spɹuː/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch spruw, sprouw. First described by William Hillary.

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sprue (plural sprues)

  1. (medicine) A tropical disease causing a sore throat and tongue, and disturbed digestion; psilosis.
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Etymology 2Edit

Unknown.

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sprue (plural sprues)

 
A bronze casting showing sprue
  1. (founding) The hole through which melted metal is poured into the gate, and thence into the mold.
  2. (founding) Material that cools in the feed channels to a mold.
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