sprout

[ sprout ]
/ spraʊt /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to cause to sprout.
to remove sprouts from: Sprout and boil the potatoes.

noun

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Origin of sprout

1150–1200; (v.) Middle English spr(o)uten, Old English -sprūtan, in āsproten (past participle; see a-3); cognate with Middle Dutch sprūten, German spriessen to sprout; akin to Greek speírein to scatter; (noun) Middle English; compare Middle Dutch, Middle Low German sprute

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British Dictionary definitions for sprout

sprout
/ (spraʊt) /

verb

(of a plant, seed, etc) to produce (new leaves, shoots, etc)
(intr often foll by up) to begin to grow or developnew office blocks are sprouting up all over the city

noun

a newly grown shoot or bud
something that grows like a sprout

Word Origin for sprout

Old English sprūtan; related to Middle High German sprūzen to sprout, Lettish sprausties to jostle
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