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Other Sprig Definition

[n] an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
[n] small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

Synonyms

branchlet, twig

Misc. Definitions

\Sprig\, 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.
2. A youth; a lad; -- used humorously or in slight disparagement. A sprig whom I remember, with a whey-face and a satchel, not so many years ago. --Sir W. Scott.
3. A brad, or nail without a head.
4. (Naut.) A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point.
\Sprig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sprigged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sprigging}.] To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches; to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin.

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