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sprig 1

Pronunciation: /spriɡ/

noun

1A small stem bearing leaves or flowers, taken from a bush or plant: a sprig of holly
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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

[with object]

Derivatives

spriggy

adjective
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.

Origin

Middle English: from or related to Low German sprick.

Words that rhyme with sprig

big, brig, dig, fig, gig, grig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, snig, swig, tig, trig, twig, Whig, wig
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sprig 2

Pronunciation: /spriɡ/

noun

Another term for glazier's point.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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