- 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.
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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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How to use bud in a sentence
Just work the soft polymer tips into your ears, and press a button on the companion app to turn on an LED array on each bud.
I like the extra security it provides on buds with no ear hooks—if one falls out, you’re unlikely to lose it on the street.
The buds also have magnets inside, so when you don’t want to wear them, you can loop them around your neck and form a surprisingly secure loop.
They’re not truly wireless—the buds are tethered together with a cord.The Beats Flex wireless headphones offer some AirPod functionality for just $50|Stan Horaczek|October 17, 2020|Popular-Science
The adjustable headset is surprisingly comfortable despite not being among the lighter models, and the ear buds deliver incredibly deep and detailed sound.Electronics and exercise gear that make excellent gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular-Science
"Why didn't they give him rattles and squealey-balls, like folks did budder Phillie when he was a baby," asked Toddie.Romance of California Life|John Habberton
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This may be done immediately in advance of the budder, or it may have been done a few days before the budding.American Pomology|J. A. Warder
I know a boy who at thirteen was his father's expert budder.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
The bud is inserted an inch or two above the surface of the ground or as low down as the budder can work.The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for bud (1 of 2)
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bud
see nip in the bud.