sprig

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Noun[edit]

sprig (plural sprigs)

  1. A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray.
    a sprig of laurel or of parsley
  2. A youth; a lad; -- used humorously or in slight disparagement.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      a sprig whom I remember, with a whey-face and a satchel, not so many years ago
  3. A brad, or nail without a head.
  4. A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point.

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Verb[edit]

sprig (third-person singular simple present sprigs, present participle sprigging, simple past and past participle sprigged)

  1. To decorate with sprigs

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