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English Dictionary: sprig by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sprig
n
  1. a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
    Synonym(s): branchlet, twig, sprig
  2. an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sprig \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sprig \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sprigtail \Sprig"tail`\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      (a) The pintail duck; -- called also {sprig}, and
            {spreet-tail}. [Local, U.S.]
      (b) The sharp-tailed grouse. [Local, U.S.]
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