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Definition of "sprig" [sprig]

  • A small shoot or twig of a plant. (noun)
  • An ornament in this shape. (noun)
  • A small brad without a head. (noun)
  • A young, immature person. (noun)
  • To decorate with a design of sprigs. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sprig" in a sentence
  • "An olive branch or sprig is located above the Roman numerals, with a bound cluster of three arrows below."
  • "Mr Hervey pronounced these last words in a manner more than usually animated; and whilst he spoke, Belinda stooped to gather a sprig from a myrtle, which stood on the hearth."
  • "A sprig is a piece of the herb, with the stem and leaves attached."