Sprig

Definition of Sprig

Pronunciation: sprĭgd
n.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.
v. t.1.To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches; to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin.
[imp. & p. p. Sprigged (sprĭgd); p. pr. & vb. n. Sprigging (-gĭng).]

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