v. have new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud; shoot up
The plant will sprout early this year.
Sentence in Classic:
One boy, on whose face a blond fuzz had just begun to sprout, was dumped on the front porch by a mounted soldier bound for Fayetteville.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He made, however, a last vigorous attack on Athelstane, and he found that resuscitated sprout of Saxon royalty engaged, like country squires of our own day, in a furious war with the clergy.
It domineered above them so, that all their bodings, doubts, misgivings, fears, were fain to hide beneath their souls, and not sprout forth a single spear or leaf.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
They found the ashes scattered by the wind, but the peas and lentils had sprouted, and grown sufficiently above the ground, to guide them in the moonlight along the path.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
He who felt that he could never do anything but crawl, walk at the most, beheld wings sprouting on Cosette.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context