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Noun sprout has 2 senses
- sprout - any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
--1 is a kind of plant organ
--1 has particulars: shoot; bud
- sprout - a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)
--2 is a kind of greens, green, leafy vegetable
--2 has particulars: bean sprout; alfalfa sprout
Verb sprout has 2 senses
- shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
--1 is one way to grow
- sprout, stock - put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
--2 is one way to grow, develop, produce, get, acquire