Definitions

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  • adj. Full of sprigs, or small branches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of sprigs or small branches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of sprigs or small branches.

Etymologies

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sprig +‎ -y

Examples

  • Both halves of this outfit – gingham and spriggy floral – would simper on their own, but together they take ona feistier attitude.

    How to dress: Print and pattern

  • To be fair, there were more toothpick spriggy things - but that was before the mini wiener dogs were served.

    Bring a Sponge; It's Getting Pretty Tacky In Here.

  • Plus, mad props to the garnisher; those green spriggy bits are really classing the joint up.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • An old black woman lay on her side on the floor by his bed, her skinny legs tucked to her chin, her spriggy gray hair jumping out from all angles from under a green bandanna.

    Fateful Journeys

  • The feathers overhanging the brim increased the broadness of the hat, and looked singularly waggish fluttering against the spriggy-looking projections of gray hair.

    What Dress Makes of Us

  • To the south, beyond a creek whose further bank was a raw edge of gleaming mud hummocks tufted with dark spriggy heaths and veined with waterways that shone white under the cold sky, there stretched a great quiet plain.

    The Judge

  • Stone fences, along which the vividly coloured autumn flowers grew between bramble bushes, divided the slope into squares of stubble, greeny-brown meadow, and blue-green turnip field; spriggy wind-blown willow bushes grew along the boundaries.

    Jenny: A Novel

  • Key pieces for this season's take on the ladylike include neatly tailored jackets nipped in at the waist and delicate tea dresses peppered with spriggy prints.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Some of those shift dresses and tunic tops featured a city-slick version of patchwork: sweet squares of spriggy flowers banded by metallic strips.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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  • To the south, beyond a creek whose further bank was a raw edge of gleaming mud hummocks tufted with dark spriggy heaths and veined with waterways that shone white under the cold sky, there stretched a great quiet plain. It stretched illimitably, and though there were dotted over it red barns and grey houses and knots of trees growing in fellowship as they do round steadings, and though its colour was a deep wet fertile green, it did not seem as if it could be a human territory.

    - Rebecca West, The Judge

    July 29, 2009