ETYM Cf. AS. sprote a sprout, sprig; akin to Icel. sproti, German sprosse. Related to Sprout.
1. A newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed).
2. Any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud.
Aan annual or biennial composite herb (Cichorium endivia), one having slightly bitter broad flat leaves used especially cooked as a vegetable