Botanyto begin to grow; shoot forth, as a plant from a seed.
Botany(of a seed or plant) to put forth buds or shoots.
to develop or grow quickly:a boy awkwardly sprouting into manhood.
to cause to sprout.
to remove sprouts from:Sprout and boil the potatoes.
Botanya shoot of a plant.
Botanya new growth from a germinating seed, or from a rootstock, tuber, bud, or the like.
something resembling or suggesting a sprout, as in growth.
a young person; youth.
Botanythe young shoots of alfalfa, soybeans, etc., eaten as a raw vegetable.
BotanySee Brussels sprout.
1150–1200; (verb, verbal) Middle English spr(o)uten, Old English -sprūtan, in āsproten (past participle; see a-3); cognate with Middle Dutch sprūten, German spriessen to sprout; akin to Greek speírein to scatter; (noun, nominal) Middle English; compare Middle Dutch, Middle Low German sprute
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged spring, bud, burgeon, develop.