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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sprout \Sprout\ (sprout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sprouted; p. pr.
& vb. n. Sprouting.] [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to
OFries. spr[=u]ta, AS. spre['o]tan, D. spruiten, G.
spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. Sprit, v. t.
& i., Sprit a spar, Spout, v. t., Spurt.]
1. To shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push
out new shoots; hence, to grow like shoots of plants.
2. To shoot into ramifications. [Obs.] --Bacon.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: (of growing vegetation) having just emerged from the
ground; "the corn is sprouted"
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