spruit

noun
\ˈsprüt, -rāt\
plural -s

Definition of spruit 

: a small often dry tributary stream in southern Africa

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History and Etymology for spruit

Afrikaans, shoot, small stream, from Middle Dutch sprute, from spruten to sprout

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