water sprout


Definition of water sprout

: a vigorous upright shoot from an adventitious or latent bud on the trunk or main branch of a tree

Examples of water sprout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to state officials, the animals were likely caught in a water sprout. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 4 Jan. 2022 Then look for water sprouts (the weak limbs that grow straight up) and thin those out. oregonlive, 11 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of water sprout

1688, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water sprout was in 1688

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Last Updated

6 Jan 2022

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“Water sprout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20sprout. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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