- 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
Examples from the Web for budder
Historical Examples of budder
"Budder" took his and said, "Thank you, mother;" but what do you think dear Baby did?
And Baby, of course, was quite satisfied, as "Budder" said so.
The bud is inserted an inch or two above the surface of the ground or as low down as the budder can work.
Various styles of budding knives are in use, and the budder usually has decided preferences for some particular pattern.
The budder follows a row throughout its length, passing over those trees which are too small to work.
- 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.