verb (used without object)
to begin to grow; shoot forth, as a plant from a seed.
(of a seed or plant) to put forth buds or shoots.
to develop or grow quickly:
a boy awkwardly sprouting into manhood.
verb (used with object)
to cause to sprout.
to remove sprouts from:
Sprout and boil the potatoes.
a shoot of a plant.
a new growth from a germinating seed, or from a rootstock, tuber, bud, or the like.
something resembling or suggesting a sprout, as in growth.
a young person; youth.
the young shoots of alfalfa, soybeans, etc., eaten as a raw vegetable.
(of a plant, seed, etc) to produce (new leaves, shoots, etc)
(intransitive) often foll by up. to begin to grow or develop: new office blocks are sprouting up all over the city
a newly grown shoot or bud
something that grows like a sprout
See Brussels sprout
noun 1. Raymond Ames [eymz] /eɪmz/ (Show IPA), 1886–1969, U.S. admiral.
noun 1. any evergreen, coniferous tree of the genus Picea, of the pine family, having short, angular, needle-shaped leaves attached singly around twigs and bearing hanging cones with persistent scales. 2. any of various allied trees, as the Douglas fir and the hemlock spruce. 3. the wood of any such tree. adjective 4. made from […]
noun 1. a fermented beverage made with spruce leaves and twigs, or an extract from them. noun 1. an alcoholic drink made of fermented molasses flavoured with spruce twigs and cones
[buhd-wurm] /ˈbʌdˌwɜrm/ noun 1. the larva of a common tortricid moth, Choristoneura fumiferana, that is a destructive pest primarily of spruce and balsam fir in the northern and northeastern U.S. and in Canada.