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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
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.

verb

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Origin

Middle English: from or related to Low German sprick.

Derivatives

spriggy

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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.

Words that rhyme with sprig

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

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sprig2

Syllabification: sprig
Pronunciation: /spriɡ
 
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noun

Another term for glazier's point.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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