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Answer for the clue "Small spray", 5 letters:
Alternative clues for the word sprig
Bit of parsley
Small plant shoot
Bit of mistletoe
Small branch or division of a branch
Usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
An ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
Bit of holly
Appropriate rhyme for twig
Bit of edelweiss
Word definitions for sprig in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES sprig of mint ▪ Decorate with a sprig of mint . COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE fresh ▪ Keep them moist in a warm greenhouse or a corner of the kitchen, for a steady supply of fresh sprigs . ■ VERB garnish ▪ Top...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sprigtail \Sprig"tail`\ (spr[i^]g"t[=a]l`), n. (Zo["o]l.) The pintail duck; -- called also sprig , and spreet-tail . [Local, U.S.] The sharp-tailed grouse. [Local, U.S.]
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray. 2 A youth; a lad; -- used humorously or in slight disparagement. 3 A brad, or nail without a head. 4 A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point. 5 A house sparrow. vb. To decorate with sprigs...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"shoot, twig or spray of a plant, shrub," c.1400, probably related to Old English spræc "shoot, twig," of obscure origin.
Word definitions in WordNet
n. small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year [syn: branchlet , twig ] an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers [also: sprigging , sprigged ]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
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Usage examples of sprig.
I do not call it a village or even an encampment, because it was only a wide glade in the forest, scattered with cooking-fire rings of blackened stones carelessly tossed together, and with sleeping furs spread over pallets stuffed with fir sprigs, and with various cookery implements and skins stretched on drying hoops and bits of harness, and with saying knives and brittling knives, and with the gnawed bones and other remains of past meals.
Lying on the dry brown turf, he discovered sprigs of tiny purple milkwort and pink spots of lousewort.
Nay walked down toward Rounce, then veered off and snapped a sprig off a low bush.
Attired in a figured sarsenet of white ground with small sprigs of pink color and wrapped in the very latest thing in cloaks -- fine Bath coating, descending to the feet, with a large military cape and hood -- and with a shade bonnet of fine brown cane with a high crown of brown satin, ornamented with chenille and velvet flowers perched on her head, Emily tripped lightly down the stairs to where her husband was waiting in his traveling carriage.
Blow, flute, and stir the stiff-set sprigs, And scirrhous roots and tendons.
They will not be serviceless in their admonitions to your understanding, and they will so contrive to reconcile with it the natural caperings of the wayward young sprig Conduct, that the latter, who commonly learns to walk upright and straight from nothing softer than raps of a bludgeon on his crown, shall foot soberly, appearing at least wary of dangerous corners.
Through the open window she caught a glimpse of Miss Greenshaw in a puce-coloured sprigged print, bending over the rockery, weeding assiduously.
She followed his stare, glancing down at herself, simply clad in her sprigged cotton round gown.
A few sprigs of chives, chopped fine, are exceedingly palatable, sprinkled over a lettuce, endive, string-bean, or other bean salad.
Regan Paisley added the last sprig of star-shaped stephanotis to the bridal bouquet.
The conversation became at once professional after the briefest preliminaries, and he would stand twirling a sweet-scented sprig in his fingers, and make suggestive jokes, perhaps about her faith in a too persistent course of thoroughwort elixir, in which my landlady professed such firm belief as sometimes to endanger the life and usefulness of worthy neighbors.
The sprigs of mignonette and rosemary, with which the room was sprinkled every day, were unrenewed, and scented the gloom with close odours of decay.
Waiting a moment to get her breath, she made a hasty bouquet of some blue campanulas and sprigs of whortleberry and then sauntered down the path, a little flushed, a little untidy about the hair and wet about the shoes, but on the whole a creditable specimen of early-rising vigorous maidenhood.
The duarough produced tiny melons the size of fists, plump rosy appleberries, yellow rumroot wrapped in husks, shelled halver nuts and the great white mushrooms of which he was so fond, along with a sprig of withered, aromatic leaves.
With a gallant show of anticipation, a sprig of geranium in his lapel, he set out for the train on that fateful morning, while Little Arcady awaited his return with a cordial curiosity.