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spruit Line breaks: spruit
Pronunciation: /spreɪt/

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Definition of spruit in English:


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.


Dutch; related to sprout.

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