Recent Examples of sprig from the Web
A sprig from a creosote bush infuses the steam in our shower stall with notes of the western Grand Canyon: tarry, resinous, bitter but rich.
The sprigs of grass almost look like flames, while the citrus wildflowers add an element of drama.
The envelope of each Basque letter is sealed with a sprig of lavender.
Serve with a sprig of mint and garnish your soup with two ounces of your favorite berries.
Pull the prepared jars from the canning pot and place a rosemary sprig into each jar.
Rather, subtle Peruvian touches are found throughout Dondoh, like the ají limo spicing up the edamame or a sprig of culantro in the gyoza.
Serve, garnished with a sprig or two of herbs, a generous drizzle of oil, and some cheese and pepper.
Top with spoonfuls of avocado, Sherry vinaigrette, and sprigs of dill.
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Origin and Etymology of sprig
Middle English sprigge
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of sprig
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
SPRIG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sprig for English Language Learners
: a small twig or stem that has leaves or flowers on it
SPRIG Defined for Kids
Definition of sprig for Students
: a small shoot or twig
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