Definition of spruit in English:

spruit

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Pronunciation: /spreɪt
 
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noun

South African
  • A small watercourse, typically dry except during the rainy season.
    More 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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