Suddenly his hands tightened, and the leaf bud, watching him slyly, saw the last of suspense go out of his face.
The outermost sprays began to drop from increasing weight of sap and leaf bud.
He felt Peter suddenly stiffen under his hand, and from the leaf bud came a low, swift word of warning.
All winter long in its leaf bud the baby tulip leaf drowses, curled up tight.
late 14c., budde, origin unknown, perhaps from Old French boter "push forward, thrust," itself a Germanic word (cf. Dutch bot "bud," Old Saxon budil "bag, purse," German Beutel), or perhaps from Old English budd "beetle."
c.1400; see bud (n.). Related: Budded; budding.
A small, rounded anatomical structure or organic part, such as a taste bud.
An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
To put forth or cause to put forth buds.
To reproduce asexually by forming a bud.
Verb To form or produce a bud or buds.
Marijuana: There was no pain yet, just numbness, kind of like smoking bud
[1980s+ Teenagers; fr Budda, Buddha sticks, earlier terms for marijuana]