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sprout
American English: /spraʊt/
British English: /sprəʊt/

Translation of sprout in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (leaves/shoots)
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • 1.1 (Botany)
    (plant)
    echar retoños
    (seeds)
    1.2

    sprout (up)

    (appear, spring up)
    (buildings/hotels)
    surgir or aparecer (como hongos)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun

  • 2
    also: Brussels sprout
    2.1
    col (feminine) or (South America) repollito (masculine) de Bruselas
    2.2 (shoot) alfalfa sprouts
    brotes de alfalfa
    Example sentences
    • When buying garlic, look for firm heads with papery skins, and avoid any with green sprouts.
    • From the ground, green sprouts start to appear through the cracks in the brickwork.
    • It's as easy to grow as green onions - just push the cloves down into the soil and in a few weeks, you'll have sprouts poking through.
    2.3beanshoot

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