• WordNet 3.6
    • n sprouting the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In China, pancakes are generally served as side dishes. They are stuffed with meat, bean sprouts, and other vegetables
    • n sprouting In fungi, same as pullulation, 2.
    • n sprouting Same as spitting, 2.
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In literature:

Each dot is a little hole in the skin where a feather sprouts.
"Citizen Bird" by Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
The Government desired to eat their loaf before there was fairly time for the corn to sprout.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
We didn't bargain for a thing like that sprouting up in a back-garden.
"Dialstone Lane, Part 1." by W.W. Jacobs
We didn't bargain for a thing like that sprouting up in a back-garden.
"Dialstone Lane, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
It is time for seeds to sprout.
"Bushido, the Soul of Japan" by Inazo Nitobé
He sells himself to slavery for life to the stumps and sprouts and stones!
"Vandemark's Folly" by Herbert Quick
Sprouted vegetables are unfit for food.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Woods gave place to stump-fields in which the young corn sprouted, silvered by the stars.
"The Maid-At-Arms" by Robert W. Chambers
Letters an ell long, and whole names, are cut deep in the thin greensward, which the new sprouting grass gradually fills up.
"Pictures of Sweden" by Hans Christian Andersen
The stones of fruit set in the ground sprouted in seven days.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III" by Robert Kerr

In poetry:

From every hope
We cherish
Sprouts a star
That moves unreachable before us
"Far Within Us #1" by Vasko Popa
Did I but know the way
I would go and pluck,
On Suminoe's
Shore the sprouting
Grass to forget my love.
"Did I but know the way" by Ki no Tsurayuki
In the wasteland of solitude, my love, quiver
shadows of your voice, illusions of your lips.
In the wasteland of solitude, from the dusts of parting
Sprout jasmines and roses of your presence
"Wasteland Of Solitude" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Yet from stern moat and storied tower,
From sprouting vine, from spreading flower,
My footsteps cannot choose
But turn aside, as though some friend
Were waiting for my voice, and wend
Unto thy vale, Vaucluse!
"At Vaucluse" by Alfred Austin
They are alive and well somewhere;
The smallest sprouts show there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait
at the end to arrest it,
And ceased the moment life appeared.
"A child said, What is the grass?" by Walt Whitman
Sweating his drops of blood through the long-nighted
Into blossom, into pride, into honey-triumph, into most
exquisite splendour.
Oh, give me the tree of life in blossom
And the Cross sprouting its superb and fearless flowers!
"Almond Blossom" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down (Live).
Smoky Brussels Sprout Gratin .
From left are drummer Kevin Fennell, vocalist Robert Pollard, guitarist Tobin Sprout, bassist Greg Demos and guitarist Mitch Mitchell.
I haven't the foggiest idea what is sprouting in much of my spring garden.
Guided by Voices' Robert Pollard & Tobin Sprout Exhibit Artwork in Bushwick.
Thesp to play a man who sprouts horns -- and a dilemma.
The seed of a new book can sprout anywhere.
Even more nut butter products and brands recalled, including Harry & David and Sprouts.
New developments sprouting along Milwaukee Avenue.
More Tasty Brussels Sprouts Recipes.
Pea sprout plucked from Cape man's lung.
2 lbs fresh Brussels sprouts .
Penne with Brussels Sprouts , Chile and Pancetta.
I keep finding new ways to appreciate Brussels sprouts .
Roasting brings out the sweetness of Brussels sprouts .

In science:

This situation corresponds to one in which edges are eliminated randomly while nodes have a power-law probability of sprouting new ones (note that powerlaws are good descriptions of a variety of monotonous response functions, yet only require one parameter).
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Rather, just as some new edges sprout, others disappear – less used synapses suffer atrophy, unstimulating friendships wither.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
The sequence represents a path of length k from the marked vertex to the root, with rooted subtrees sprouting from each point on that path.
The birth of the giant component
Conversely, given any smooth multigraph M , we obtain all multigraphs M that prune down to it by simply sprouting a tree from each vertex of M (i.e., identifying that vertex with the root of a rooted tree).
The birth of the giant component
This probability estimate is, moreover, valid only when the excess is reasonably small as a function of n; otherwise the trees that sprout from the pruned multigraph M will not be large enough to assert their asymptotic behavior.
The birth of the giant component