Sprout Sprout (sprout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sprouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sprouting}.] [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. spr[=u]ta, AS. spre['o]tan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. {Sprit}, v. t. & i., {Sprit} a spar, {Spout}, v. t., {Spurt}.] 1. To shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push out new shoots; hence, to grow like shoots of plants. [1913 Webster]

2. To shoot into ramifications. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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