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SPRIG (sprigged, sprigging)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sprig mean? 

SPRIG (noun)
  The noun SPRIG has 2 senses:

1. a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
2. an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

  Familiarity information: SPRIG used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPRIG (noun)


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Meaning:

A small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

branchlet; sprig; twig

Hypernyms ("sprig" is a kind of...):

branch (a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sprig"):

brier (a thorny stem or twig)

wand (a thin supple twig or rod)

withe; withy (strong flexible twig)


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Meaning:

An ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("sprig" is a kind of...):

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)


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