What is sprout?

  • (noun): A newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed).
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More definitions of "sprout":

  • (noun): Any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud.
  • (verb): Put forth and grow sprouts or shoots.
    Synonyms: stock

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    The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste; the knowledge of the man of science is like timber collected in yards for public works, which still supports a green sprout here and there, but even this is liable to dry rot.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

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    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)