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English noun: sprout

1. sprout (plant) any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud

Broader (hypernym)plant organ

Narrower (hyponym)bud, shoot

2. sprout (food) a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)

Broader (hypernym)green, greens, leafy vegetable

Narrower (hyponym)alfalfa sprout, bean sprout

English verb: sprout

1. sprout (change) produce buds, branches, or germinate

SamplesThe potatoes sprouted.

Synonymsbourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pullulate, shoot, spud

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow

Verb groupgerminate

2. sprout (body) put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

SamplesThe plant sprouted early this year.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)acquire, develop, get, grow, produce

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