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bud sport

a sport resulting from a bud mutation or bud variation.
Origin of bud sport
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is, therefore, not improbable that the variety is a bud sport of Bartlett.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
British Dictionary definitions for bud sport

bud sport

(horticulture) a shoot, inflorescence, etc, that differs from another such structure on a plant and is caused by a somatic mutation; the differences can be retained by vegetative propagation
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