sprig

  • 1 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

  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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] …

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  • 5 sprig — sprig; sprig·ger; sprig·gy; …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 sprig — [ sprıg ] noun count a stem or very small branch cut from a plant …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 sprig — [sprɪg] noun [C] a stem or very small branch that is cut from a plant …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 12 Sprig — (Lace) A term denoting a piece of lace which is appliqued to a net foundation …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 13 sprig — ► NOUN 1) a small stem bearing leaves or flowers, taken from a bush or plant. 2) a descendant or younger member of a family or social class. 3) a small moulded decoration applied to a piece of pottery before firing. ► VERB ▪ decorate with sprigs …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 sprig — UK [sprɪɡ] / US noun [countable] Word forms sprig : singular sprig plural sprigs a stem, or a very small branch cut from a plant …

    English dictionary

  • 15 sprig — [[t]sprɪg[/t]] n. v. sprigged, sprig•ging 1) bot a small spray of a plant with its leaves, flowers, etc 2) an ornament having the form of such a spray 3) a shoot, twig, or small branch 4) a scion; heir 5) a youth 6) bui a headless brad 7) to mark …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 sprig — Sprigtail Sprig tail (spr[i^]g t[=a]l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pintail duck; called also {sprig}, and {spreet tail}. [Local, U.S.] (b) The sharp tailed grouse. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 sprig — I. noun Etymology: Middle English sprigge Date: 14th century 1. a. a small shoot ; twig < a sprig of parsley > b. a small division of grass used for propagation 2. a. heir …

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  • 18 sprig — 1. noun a) A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray. a sprig of laurel or of parsley b) A youth; a lad; used humorously or in slight disparagement. 2. verb …

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  • 19 sprig — [[t]sprɪ̱g[/t]] sprigs N COUNT: usu N of n A sprig is a small stem with leaves on it which has been picked from a bush or plant, especially so that it can be used in cooking or as a decoration …

    English dictionary

  • 20 sprig — sprɪg n. shoot, twig, small branch; ornament resembling a shoot or sprig; youth, young man, lad; headless nail v. mark or decorate with small branches …

    English contemporary dictionary