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sprig1 / sprig/ • n. a small stem bearing leaves or flowers, taken from a bush or plant: a sprig of holly. ∎  a descendant or younger member of a family or social class: a sprig of the French nobility. ∎ archaic, chiefly derog. a young man. ∎  a small molded decoration applied to a piece of pottery before firing.• v. [tr.] decorate (pottery) with small, separately molded designs.DERIVATIVES: sprig·gy adj.sprig2 • n. another term for glazier's point.

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