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spruit

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Pronunciation: /spreɪt
 
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Definition of spruit in English:

noun

South African
A small watercourse, typically dry except during the rainy season.
Example sentences
  • If you look closer, you'll see that a myriad of small streams or spruits, trickle through the suburbs, particularly the northern suburbs.
  • The house was surrounded by veld, with a spruit flowing out of the dam, and a long tree-lined avenue running from the present day Beyers Naude Drive to the house.
  • The spruit is considered by some to be the longest tributary of the Limpopo, usually the criterion for sourcing and naming a river.

Origin

Dutch; related to sprout.

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