be·​sprent bi-ˈsprent How to pronounce besprent (audio)
: sprinkled over

Word History


Middle English bespreynt, from past participle of besprengen to besprinkle, from Old English besprengan, from be- + sprengan to scatter; akin to Old English springan to spring

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of besprent was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Besprent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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