sprig

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. branch, shoot, spray. See vegetable, part.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. twig, slip, shoot; see branch 2 , stalk .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
twig, spray, nosegay, stem, slip, sprout.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A young stemlike growth arising from a plant: 945 bine, offshoot, runner, shoot, sprout, tendril. See KIN.

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  • Sprig — (spr[i^]g), n. [AS. sprec; akin to Icel. sprek a stick. Cf. {Spray} a branch.] 1. A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray; as, a sprig of laurel or of parsley. [1913 Webster] 2. A youth; a lad; used humorously or in slight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sprig — is a character from the Grey Griffins Books, written by Derek Benz and J. S. Lewis. Sprig is a mysterious shape shifting spriggan, whose motives are unknown. She often appears to Max, Natalia, Ernie, and Harley, to warn them of Oberon, the Shadow …   Wikipedia

  • sprig — [sprıg] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Low German sprick small thin branch ] a small stem or part of a branch with leaves or flowers on it sprig of ▪ a sprig of parsley …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sprig — Sprig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sprigged} (spr[i^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sprigging} ( g[i^]ng).] To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches; to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sprig — sprig; sprig·ger; sprig·gy; …   English syllables

  • sprig — /sprɪg / (say sprig) noun 1. a small spray of some plant with its leaves, flowers, etc. 2. a shoot, twig, or small branch. 3. an ornament or a decorative figure having the form of such a spray. 4. (humorous) a person as a scion or offshoot of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sprig — /sprig/, n., v., sprigged, sprigging. n. 1. a small spray of some plant with its leaves, flowers, etc. 2. an ornament having the form of such a spray. 3. a shoot, twig, or small branch. 4. Facetious. a scion, offspring, or heir of a family, class …   Universalium

  • sprig — [ sprıg ] noun count a stem or very small branch cut from a plant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sprig — [sprig] n. [ME sprigge, prob. akin to MDu sprik, dry twig: for IE base see SPARK1] 1. a) a little twig or spray b) a design or ornament like this 2. a small, headless brad 3. a young fellow; stripling …   English World dictionary

  • sprig — c.1400, shoot, twig or spray of a plant, shrub, probably from O.E. spræc shoot, twig, of obscure origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • sprig — [sprɪg] noun [C] a stem or very small branch that is cut from a plant …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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