sprout

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English[edit]

Sprouted Onion
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English spruten, from Old English sprūtan, from Proto-Germanic *spreutaną.

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Noun[edit]

sprout (plural sprouts)

  1. A new growth on a plant, whether from seed or other parts.
  2. A child.
  3. (chiefly in the plural) A Brussels sprout.
  4. (chiefly in the plural) A bean sprout.
  5. An edible germinated seed.

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Verb[edit]

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.
  5. (figuratively, intransitive) To emerge haphazardly from a surface.
    Whiskers sprouted from the old man's chin.

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