sprout /ˈspraʊt/ 不及物動詞
Sprout v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sprouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sprouting.]
1. To shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push out new shoots; hence, to grow like shoots of plants.
2. To shoot into ramifications. [Obs.]
Sprout, v. t.
1. To cause to sprout; as, the rain will sprout the seed.
2. To deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes.
1. The shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more rarely, a shoot from the stem of a plant, or the end of a branch.
2. pl. Young coleworts; Brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts Bot. See under Brussels.
n 1: any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
2: a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)
v 1: produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes
sprouted" [syn: shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate,
bourgeon, burgeon forth]
2: put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted
early this year" [syn: stock]