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shoot

noun [C] (PLANT)    /ʃuːt/
the first part of a plant to appear above the ground as it develops from a seed, or any new growth on an already existing plant: Two weeks after we'd planted the seeds, little green shoots started to appear.figurative The first green shoots (= hopeful signs) of economic recovery have started to appear.New growth in plants
(Definition of shoot noun (PLANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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