Sprig Sprig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sprigged} (spr[i^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sprigging} (-g[i^]ng).] To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches; to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sprigged — (spr[i^]gd or spr[i^]g g[e^]d), a. Having sprigs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sprig — /sprɪg / (say sprig) noun 1. a small spray of some plant with its leaves, flowers, etc. 2. a shoot, twig, or small branch. 3. an ornament or a decorative figure having the form of such a spray. 4. (humorous) a person as a scion or offshoot of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sprig — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a small branch or shoot. 2 an ornament resembling this, esp. on fabric. 3 usu. derog. a youth or young man (a sprig of the nobility). v.tr. (sprigged, sprigging) 1 ornament with sprigs (a dress of sprigged muslin). 2 (usu. as… …   Useful english dictionary

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