- 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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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)
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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
Pulling those cells out of the rodents’ taste buds and giving them a taste of several compounds revealed a group of cells that can sense multiple chemicals across different taste classes, the team reports August 13 in PLOS Genetics.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?
At one point Mullaney returned to Coronado and served as a BUD/S instructor training junior SEALs.
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.
Lebanese security agencies have been quick to try to nip what could well be a new bombing spate in the bud.
By a voice he saith: Hear me, ye divine offspring, and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters.
When they shall rush in unto Jacob, Israel shall blossom and bud, and they shall fill the face of the world with seed.
He had seen Mildred creep from babyhood into childhood, and bud from girlhood to womanhood.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
It was not until the third trip that Bud thought her beautiful, and was secretly glad that he had not kissed that San Jose girl.
But Bud happened to be a simple-souled fellow, and there was something about Marie—He didn't know what it was.
British Dictionary definitions for bud (1 of 2)
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
verb buds, budding or budded
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British Dictionary definitions for bud (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with bud
see nip in the bud.