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v. sprout·ed, sprout·ing, sprouts
1. To begin to grow; give off shoots or buds.
2. To emerge and develop rapidly: businesses that sprouted along the highway.
To allow or cause to come forth and grow: He sprouted a mustache.
1. Young plant growth, such as a bud or shoot.
2. Something resembling or suggestive of a sprout, as in rapid growth: "a tall blond sprout of a boy" (Anne Tyler).
3. sprouts
a. The young shoots of plants such as alfalfa and soybean, usually eaten raw.
b. Brussels sprouts.

[Middle English spruten, from Old English -sprūtanin āsprūtan, to sprout forth); see sper- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.sprouting - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to growsprouting - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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Another trial was conducted on a different variety of micro green (Kale) to see if the differences in growth and development would be consistent across varietal lines.
It integrates a micro Green Laser Pump with a hand-controlled, nine-lens Linear Optical Collimator, and features one-hand thumb controls to adjust the laser beam diameter and illumination intensity.
The dedicated vegetarian and vegan platform uses locally purchased produce including tossed-to-order custom micro green salads.
Ingredients 6 servings/ pouches of Bumble Bee(R) Prime Fillet(TM) Lemon and Cracked Pepper Albacore Steak 1/2 cup basil pesto (see recipe below) 1/2 lb fine herb risotto (see recipe below) 2 cups lemon olive oil emulsion (see recipe below) small bunch of frisee (or micro green salad) Pesto 3 tbsp blanched almonds 2 cups basil leaves 1 clove garlic 1 pinch sea salt 5 ounces extra virgin olive oil
15 Acres of superbly managed land producing Exotic Fruits, Micro Greens & Sprouts.
Hydroponic herb garden and vegetable farm: Opening in phase two, the farm will produce several hundred pounds of herbs, micro greens, fruits and vegetables to supply the school each month.
BOYLSTON -- Make a micro greens pizza on Tuesday, Feb.
Instead, from walnuts to micro greens, grass-fed cattle to farmed caviar, homemade chamomile to maple syrup, everything features in the bustling glostronomy (local gastronomy) of its smaller, less flashier towns.
Every week or fortnight, there will be free sessions at either the centre or the food project site, covering topics like growing herbs, salads, micro greens and sprouting seeds.
The version I devoured ($33) was topped with a tangy tangle of micro greens and bedded on a creamy, citrusy mandarin orange risotto.
I had the haddock and smoked cheese fritters with micro greens, which was also very flavoursome.
Follow up your drink with a Rainbow Salad with Tahini Dressing, a Green Papaya Salad, or an Arame and Nori Salad with Micro Greens and Cabbage.