- a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage (leaf bud ), the rudimentary inflorescence (flower bud ), or both (mixed bud ).
- an undeveloped or rudimentary stem or branch of a plant.
verb (used without object), bud·ded, bud·ding.
verb (used with object), bud·ded, bud·ding.
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Origin of bud1
OTHER WORDS FROM budbudder, nounbudless, adjectivebudlike, adjectivenon·bud·ding, adjective, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH budbudder , butter
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Definition for bud (2 of 3)
Origin of bud2
Definition for bud (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for bud
Some control cell division or root production or bud formation.
Givago Miranda, a farmer in the Tres Pontas municipality of Minas Gerais, said his trees are withering and turning yellow, with buds getting “cooked” before opening in some cases.Coffee prices could surge soon as La Nina heat scorches world’s largest crop supply|Rachel King|September 29, 2020|Fortune
The Epic headphones have deep, clear sound and a no-hassle fit, thanks to the five different ear tips and fins that help secure the buds.
This pathogenic bacterium can infest plant leaves, stems, buds, and flowers, causing a nasty infection and a lot of sick plants.Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too - Issue 90: Something Green|Anne Biklé & David R. Montgomery|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
Learning how these cells sense and how information passes between them, the buds and the brain, he says, could someday allow people to engineer taste signals.Newly discovered cells in mice can sense four of the five tastes|Carolyn Wilke|August 13, 2020|Science News
Can you imagine Bud Powell or Charlie Parker writing a jingle?
He owns a smallish vaporizer that still looks like it came from the future, and buys wax instead of bud.
Yeah,” he says finally, squelching his giggles by downing half a bottle of Bud, “that sounds like Ray.
It is your best shot at nipping any future wedding invites (and accompanying airfare to Missouri) in the bud.
For smokers to feel good safely, sellers have to become Al Bundys of Bud, salesmen of the saddest sort.
Thure and Bud were too familiar with this type of wilderness manhood to be worried in the least over their rough looks and dress.The Cave of Gold|Everett McNeil
Bud Hyslop and a stranger were talking together a little apart from Dan.Gypsies of the Air|Bess Moyer
"It would help her a lot if she knew we were so close to her," said Bud.Ted Strong's Motor Car|Edward C. Taylor
Mike stared at Bud like a fascinated rabbit, making no move to protect himself.King Coal|Upton Sinclair
Bud would never leave the old horse to that amateur's tender mercies, but he didn't intend to make it easy for the amateur.A Voice in the Wilderness|Grace Livingston Hill
British Dictionary definitions for bud (1 of 2)
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
verb buds, budding or budded
Word Origin for bud
British Dictionary definitions for bud (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with bud
see nip in the bud.