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.
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- 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.
Middle English: from or related to Low German sprick.
Words that rhyme with sprigbig, brig, dig, fig, gig, grig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, snig, swig, tig, trig, twig, Whig, wig
Another term for glazier's point.
Middle English: of unknown origin.
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