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 for Sprouting
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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To shoot into ramifications. [Obs.] --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to
           grow [syn: germination, sprouting]

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