water sprout

wa·ter sprout
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sprout]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər spraʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er sprout]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər spraʊt/

Definitions of water sprout words

  • noun water sprout a nonflowering shoot arising from a branch or axil of a tree or shrub. 1
  • noun water sprout sucker (def 9). 1
  • noun water sprout a fast-growing sprout arising from the base, the trunk, or a main limb of a tree or shrub, often with leaves different from those of adult parts of the same plant 0

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Origin of water sprout

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95

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Parts of speech for Water sprout


water sprout popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water sprout usage trend in Literature

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