sprent

adjective
\ ˈsprent How to pronounce sprent (audio) \

Definition of sprent

archaic
: sprinkled over

First Known Use of sprent

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sprent

Middle English spreynt, from past participle of sprengen to sprinkle

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“Sprent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprent. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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