Sprout



verb (used without object)
1.
to begin to grow; shoot forth, as a plant from a seed.
2.
(of a seed or plant) to put forth buds or shoots.
3.
to develop or grow quickly:
a boy awkwardly sprouting into manhood.
verb (used with object)
4.
to cause to sprout.
5.
to remove sprouts from:
Sprout and boil the potatoes.
noun
6.
a shoot of a plant.
7.
a new growth from a germinating seed, or from a rootstock, tuber, bud, or the like.
8.
something resembling or suggesting a sprout, as in growth.
9.
a young person; youth.
10.
sprouts.

the young shoots of alfalfa, soybeans, etc., eaten as a raw vegetable.
Brussels sprout.

verb
1.
(of a plant, seed, etc) to produce (new leaves, shoots, etc)
2.
(intransitive) often foll by up. to begin to grow or develop: new office blocks are sprouting up all over the city
noun
3.
a newly grown shoot or bud
4.
something that grows like a sprout
5.
See Brussels sprout
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