A'crospire. n.s. [from ἄκρος and σπεῖρα, Gr.] A shoot or sprout from the end of seeds before they are put in the ground.
Many corns will smilt, or have their pulp turned into a substance like thick cream; and most of those which come without extraordinary pains, will send forth their substance in an acrospire. Mort. Husbandry.