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Definition 1: a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed) - [noun denoting food]

(sprout is a kind of ...) any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables

(... is a kind of sprout ) any of various sprouted beans: especially mung beans or lentils or edible soybeans

(... is a kind of sprout ) sprouted alfalfa seeds

Definition 2: any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud - [noun denoting plant]

(sprout is a kind of ...) a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of sprout ) a new branch

(... is a kind of sprout ) a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

Definition 3: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots - [verb of body]

Samples where sprout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plant sprouted early this year

Synonyms for sprout in the sense of this definition

(sprout is a kind of ...) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

"He grew a beard" "The patient developed abdominal pains" "I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

Definition 4: produce buds, branches, or germinate - [verb of change]

Samples where sprout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the potatoes sprouted

Synonyms for sprout in the sense of this definition

(sprout is a kind of ...) increase in size by natural process

"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

(sprout has a similar meaning as ...) cause to grow or sprout

"the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

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