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sprig

noun \ ˈsprig \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of sprig

1 a : a small shoot : twig
  • a sprig of parsley
b : a small division of grass used for propagation
2 a : heir
b : youth
c : a small specimen
3 : an ornament resembling a sprig, stemmed flower, or leaf
4 : a small headless nail : brad

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Origin and Etymology of sprig

Middle English sprigge


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sprig

verb

Definition of sprig

sprigged; sprigging
1 : to drive sprigs or brads into
2 : to mark or adorn with the representation of plant sprigs
3 : to propagate (a grass) by means of stolons or small divisions

First Known Use of sprig

1713

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SPRIG Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sprig for English Language Learners

  • : a small twig or stem that has leaves or flowers on it


SPRIG Defined for Kids

sprig

noun \ ˈsprig \

Definition of sprig for Students

: a small shoot or twig


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