Meaning of “sprout” in the English Dictionary

"sprout" in British English

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sproutverb

uk /spraʊt/ us /spraʊt/

[ I or T ] to produce leaves, hair, or other new developing parts, or (of leaves, hair, and other developing parts) 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 large number of things sprout (up), they suddenly appear or begin to exist:

New factories have sprouted up everywhere.

sproutnoun [ C ]

uk /spraʊt/ us /spraʊt/

(Definition of “sprout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sprout" in American English

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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)