What does the word sprout mean?

Usage examples for sprout

  1. Any seed you are going to use for eating should possess the ability to sprout, strongly and rapidly. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  2. You may know by the falling off of the come, or sprout. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. Old seed will sprout sooner than new. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings