spruit

[ sproot, spreyt ]
/ sprut, spreɪt /
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noun

(in southern Africa) a small stream.

Nearby words

  1. spruce-up,
  2. sprucely,
  3. sprucy,
  4. sprue,
  5. spruik,
  6. sprung,
  7. sprung molding,
  8. sprung rhythm,
  9. spry,
  10. spryly

Origin of spruit

1860–65; < Afrikaans < Dutch spruit sprout

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British Dictionary definitions for spruit

spruit

/ (spreɪt) /

noun

Southern African a small tributary stream or watercourse

Word Origin for spruit

Afrikaans spruit offshoot, tributary

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