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"sprout" in British English

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sproutverb

uk   us   /spraʊt/
[I or T] to ​produceleaves, ​hair, or other new ​developingparts, or (of ​leaves, ​hair, and other ​developingparts) to ​begin to ​grow: It ​takes about three ​days for the ​seeds to sprout. Your ​hair is ​sticking up - it ​looks like you're sprouting ​horns! [I] (also sprout up) informal If a ​largenumber of things sprout (up), they ​suddenlyappear or ​begin to ​exist: New ​factories have sprouted up ​everywhere.

sproutnoun [C]

uk   us   /spraʊt/
a ​part of a ​plant that is just ​beginning to ​grow mainly UK a Brussels sprout
(Definition of sprout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sproutverb [I/T]

 us   /sprɑʊt/
to ​begin to ​grow, or to ​produce new ​growth: [I] Our new seedlings have ​begun to sprout.

sproutnoun [C]

 us   /sprɑʊt/
a new ​growth of a ​plant: a ​bean sprout
(Definition of sprout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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