- 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;
- the young shoots of alfalfa, soybeans, etc., eaten as a raw vegetable.
1 . spring, bud, burgeon, develop.
(verb, verbal) Middle English spr(o)uten, Old English -sprūtan, in āsproten (past participle;
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