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sprig

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noun \ˈsprig\

Definition of sprig

  1. 1a :  a small shoot :  twig <a sprig of parsley>b :  a small division of grass used for propagation

  2. 2a :  heirb :  youthc :  a small specimen

  3. 3 :  an ornament resembling a sprig, stemmed flower, or leaf

  4. 4 :  a small headless nail :  brad

Origin and Etymology of sprig

Middle English sprigge


First Known Use: 14th century


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sprig

transitive verb

Definition of sprig

sprigged

sprigging

  1. 1 :  to drive sprigs or brads into

  2. 2 :  to mark or adorn with the representation of plant sprigs

  3. 3 :  to propagate (a grass) by means of stolons or small divisions

1713

First Known Use of sprig

1713


SPRIG Defined for English Language Learners

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sprig

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noun \ˈsprig\

Definition of sprig for English Language Learners

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


SPRIG Defined for Kids

sprig

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noun \ˈsprig\

Definition of sprig for Students

  1. :  a small shoot or twig


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