There are 2 definitions of sprig in English:

sprig1

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Pronunciation: /sprɪg
 
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noun

  • 1A small stem bearing leaves or flowers, taken from a 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.
    Synonyms
    small stem, spray, twig, branch
    rare branchlet
  • 2A descendant or younger member of a family or social class: a sprig of the French nobility
  • 2.1 archaic , chiefly • derogatory A young man.
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    • At the shire-hall new-year celebrations, 15-year-old Ruth Hilton catches the eye of a 23-year-old sprig of the gentry.
  • 3A small moulded decoration applied to a piece of pottery before firing.

verb (sprigs, sprigging, sprigged)

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  • 1Decorate (pottery) with small, separately moulded designs.
  • 2 (as adjective sprigged) (Chiefly of fabric or paper) decorated with a design of sprigs of leaves or flowers: a sprigged cotton dress
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    • It's easy to believe, as he stands there in his sprigged cotton shirt with his frightfully upper-class teeth; he's the sort of chap who would always do the right thing.
    • Dmitri placed a kiss on the top of her head and stepped back to watch as she pulled on the chemise and then a light blue sprigged muslin dress.
    • I remind myself of this on each of the seven occasions I wake up, staring at the sprigged floral canopy of my four-poster bed, calculating how much longer I have to lie here.

Derivatives

spriggy

adjective
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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.

Origin

Middle English: from or related to Low German sprick.

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There are 2 definitions of sprig in English:

sprig2

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Pronunciation: /sprɪg
 
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noun

  • 1A small tapering tack with no head, used chiefly to hold glass in a window frame until the putty dries.
  • 2 (usually sprigs) Australian /NZ A stud on the sole of a shoe or boot.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space