Translation of sprout in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /spraʊt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [leaves/shoots] echar the plant's sprouting new shoots la planta está echando retoños or está retoñando it's sprouting horns le están saliendo cuernos a part of town which is always sprouting new restaurants una parte de la ciudad en la que surgen restaurantes como hongos
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    • The spokesman added that many sportsmen sprouted facial hair and wore their hair long in the 1970s.
    • She looked at me as if I'd sprouted purple hair.
    • Beech is usually quite amenable to hard cutting back, as long as it gets plenty of light it will quickly sprout new shoots from the older wood.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [Botany/Botánica] [plant] echar retoños, retoñar; [leaf] brotar, salir*; [seeds] germinar 1.2

    sprout (up)

    (appear, spring up) [buildings/hotels] surgir* or aparecer* (como hongos)
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    • With the first rains, leaves sprout on trees and bushes and the savannah grass grows to several yards within a few months.
    • The leafy stems sprout from the underground tuberous roots in early spring.
    • Wild plants and flowers sprouted all over the place, creeping up the trees.
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    • Across the country, smarter, better-planned, more walkable developments are sprouting up without sprawling out.
    • There is no way they can keep investment excitement from sprouting up all over the world.
    • Becoming an industry leader requires more than sprouting locations across the country.
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    • The two blueberry bushes are sprouting and I've watered them a little bit.
    • Some species will sprout right away; others could take a year or more to grow.
    • Only a small percentage from each weed species sprouts each year.


  • 2
    (Brussels sprout)
    2.1 col (feminine) or (South America/América del Sur) repollito (masculine) de Bruselas 2.2 (shoot) brote (masculine) alfalfa sprouts brotes de alfalfa 2.3beanshoot

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