resprout

verb
re·​sprout | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsprau̇t How to pronounce resprout (audio) \
resprouted; resprouting

Definition of resprout

intransitive verb

: to grow as a sprout or shoot again Like most of the mustard leaves, it has a mild bite. The head is compact; once cut, it will resprout up to five times.— Marie Bianco also : to develop sprouts or shoots again … most established woody plants (especially deciduous ones) simply resprout from the roots, often with more stems than you cut down! — Ann Swengel

First Known Use of resprout

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Resprout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resprout. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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