- 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.
Origin of bud1
Related Words for buddedshoot, embryo, blossom, germ, nucleus, floret, spark, bloom, burgeon, develop, grow, pullulate
Examples from the Web for budded
Historical Examples of budded
They were drinking the sunlight, which fell upon them through the budded boughs.David Elginbrod
She flung her arm about him and led him to a seat under the budded cherry tree.Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
Trees may be budded or grafted on one another only when they are nearly related.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
There are lots of violets here now, and our rose-bushes are budded.
This we have known to be done, more particularly in the case of budded trees.The Pecan and its Culture
H. Harold Hume
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
verb buds, budding or budded
Word Origin for bud
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.
see nip in the bud.