Definition Of sprout
(of a plant) put forth shoots.
the weeds begin to sprout
a shoot of a plant.
When buying garlic, look for firm heads with papery skins, and avoid any with green sprouts .
Example Of sprout
A bar dominated the front of the room, and table and booths sprouted up all around the room.
After planting, the seeds sprout and plants emerge more or less normally.
Banyan trees usually sprout at the most unlikely spots, like rooftops, cracks in concrete structures or over walls.
Basically those plants that can sprout the quickest and grow the fastest literally shade out their competitors and they're more likely to produce seeds.
Beech is usually quite amenable to hard cutting back, as long as it gets plenty of light it will quickly sprout new shoots from the older wood.