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Definition of Sprout


  1. To shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push out new shoots; hence, to grow like shoots of plants.
  2. To shoot into ramifications.
  3. To cause to sprout; as, the rain will sprout the seed.
  4. To deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes.
  5. The shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more rarely, a shoot from the stem of a plant, or the end of a branch.
  6. Young coleworts; Brussels sprouts.

Sprout Quotations

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.
Morihei Ueshiba

As the tech industry continues to grow and sprout successful startups across the country, it is important that we understand our responsibility to affect positive change in our communities.
Ron Conway

I see people having fits because their coffee is too hot or their baked potato is too cold, or some random something is imperfect and somebody can be blamed for it. These people can fly off the handle and nobody says, 'Too much beef will do that to a person.' If it's a vegan: a clear case of alfalfa sprout poisoning.
Victoria Moran

After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past?
Robert Dale Owen

When I was a kid, my mother used to feed me mashed-potato sandwiches, brussel sprout sandwiches; my brain cells were starving from lack of food. I'll eat anything. I'll eat dirt.
Sylvester Stallone
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Sprout Translations

sprout in Dutch is uitkomen, ontspruiten, ontluiken
sprout in Latin is surculus, pullulo, suboles
sprout in Spanish is brote
sprout in Swedish is gro, grodd, skott, spira