There are 2 definitions of sprig in English:

sprig1

Syllabification: sprig
Pronunciation: /spriɡ
 
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noun

1A small stem bearing leaves or flowers, taken from a bush or plant: a sprig of holly
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  • To remove a leaf from its sprig, Patten grasped it gently by the stalk and pulled it back towards the branch of the limb to prevent tree damage.
  • In 1984 Depue planted a dozen sprigs at Jacob's Fork, a mined mountain that had lain dormant for 20 years in McDowell County.
  • By the time they leave, they've planted more than 300 sprigs.
Synonyms
small stem, spray, twig
1.1A descendant or younger member of a family or social class: a sprig of the French nobility
1.2 archaic , chiefly derogatory A young man.
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  • At the shire-hall new-year celebrations, 15-year-old Ruth Hilton catches the eye of a 23-year-old sprig of the gentry.
1.3A small molded decoration applied to a piece of pottery before firing.

verb

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Decorate (pottery) with small, separately molded designs.

Origin

Middle English: from or related to Low German sprick.

Derivatives

spriggy

adjective
More example sentences
  • Applied to almost anything spriggy and floral, it supposedly encapsulated everything that is fussy and backward-looking about British style.
  • In my mind's eye, it's this dark green, spriggy looking thing.
  • And when it is cooked, the oil will form small spriggy islands with streams of wine and tomato.

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There are 2 definitions of sprig in English:

sprig2

Syllabification: sprig
Pronunciation: /spriɡ
 
/

noun

Another term for glazier's point.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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