- v produce buds, branches, or germinate
the potatoes sprouted
- v put forth and grow sprouts or shoots
the plant sprouted early this year
- s (of growing vegetation) having just emerged from the ground
the corn is sprouted
- Jack, who planted the beanstalk, was surprised when it sprouted high as Heaven.
- SPROUTARIANISM A diet built primarily around sprouted seeds, such as bean sprouts, wheat sprouts or broccoli sprouts, but usually supplemented with other raw foods.
- The host-dog was bored by all this, but soon became reconciled to the unaccountable puppy that had sprouted out of its neck.
- Ã–ssur SkarphÃ©Ã°insson in Earthtimes (press release)
Minister of Industry Ossur Skarphedinsson said as he harvested the first barley in the Green Factory: "ORF's ideas have sprouted from the dynamic Icelandic public research environment, and the company's leaders, with unflagging entrepreneurial...
- J Jayalalithaa in Times of India
Launching a virulent attack on DMK MP and Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi for criticising her on the issue, Jayalalithaa said certain "mushrooms that had sprouted up overnight" had questioned her Tamil spirit without knowing the fact that she...
- Ignacio Bunye in Inquirer.net
It'sa baby ...... it sprouted from the EO 464,said Bunye.