- (不及物, 植物學, 農業) 发芽，萌芽
- 1631，Francis [Bacon]，“(please specify |century=I to X)”，出自 Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […]，3rd edition，London: […] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], OCLC 1044372886:
- the Chalcites, which hath a Spirit that will put forth and germinate
- 2014年4月5日，“Quite interesting: A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week; QI orchids you not”，出自 The Daily Telegraph (Weekend), 頁號W22:
- Orchids rely on fungi to reproduce. Their tiny seeds don't have any on-board nutrients (like beans and apples) and will not germinate until they are infected by a symbiotic fungus which supplies them with food. Known as a protocorm, this tiny orchid-fungus ball grows, turns green and eventually starts to photosynthesise.
- 2014年12月23日，Olivia Judson，“The hemiparasite season [print version: Under the hemiparasite, International New York Times, 24–25 December 2014, page 7]”，出自 The New York Times, archived from the original on 23 December 2014:
- […] The flesh [of the mistletoe berry] is sticky, and forms strings and ribbons between my thumb and forefinger. For the mistletoe, this viscous goop – and by the way, viscous comes to English from viscum – is crucial. The stickiness means that, after eating the berries, birds often regurgitate the seeds and then wipe their bills on twigs – leading to the seeds' getting glued to the tree, where they can germinate and begin the cycle anew.
- (及物) 使...成长，产生
- ackerspyre (切斯特)