resprout

verb re·sprout \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsprau̇t \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of resprout

resprouted; resprouting
: 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

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