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sprout

noun

1 sprout

Any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud.

Roget 167: posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, farrow, spawn, spat; family, grandchildren, ... show more

Dutch: kiemgroente, scheut, spruit
Polish: kieĊ‚ek



2 sprout

A newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed).

verb

1 sprout

Produce buds, branches, or germinate:
— The potatoes sprouted.

synonyms: bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, shoot, spud.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

Dutch: botten, kiemen, ontkiemen, punten, schieten, uitbotten, uitlopen, uitschieten

2 sprout

Put forth and grow sprouts or shoots:
— The plant sprouted early this year.

synonym: stock.


Moby thesaurus: accrue from, adventurer, arise, arise from, be contingent on, be due to, begin, bine, bloom, blossom, bough, bourgeois gentilhomme, branch, branchedness, branchiness, brew, bud, bud from, burgeon, burst forth ... show more.

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