bud sport

  1. a sport resulting from a bud mutation or bud variation.

Origin of bud sport

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby bud sport

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How to use bud sport in a sentence

  • It is, therefore, not improbable that the variety is a bud sport of Bartlett.

    The Pears of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • The question is brought home to us when we ask what is a bud-sport, such as a nectarine appearing on a peach-tree?

    Darwin and Modern Science | A.C. Seward and Others
  • The vine was set for Concord and is supposed to be a bud-sport of that variety.

British Dictionary definitions for bud sport

bud sport

  1. 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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