- 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.
- bud fission,
- bud mutation,
- bud scale,
- bud sport,
- bud stick
Origin of bud1
Examples from the Web for budding
Anova Precision Cooker is the perfect little sous-vide gadget for the budding gastronomist.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Richard Hendriks in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The best that can be said for these budding radicals is that at least they sincerely hate the thing they so viciously attack.
His maquettes, or models, illustrate this, too, in their budding materiality.
The children teased my parents about their budding romance and my parents, in turn, fell in love with their tiny wards.
She got involved in interning as a way to jumpstart her budding modeling career.
I had brought my "Malmaison" and "Sultan of Morocco" roses with me, and also my budding-knife and the sap for budding.Dr. Dumany's Wife|Mr Jkai
Now the snow and ice were gone, and the tawny hue of the prairie was tinged with that perfect emerald of budding spring.The Watchers of the Plains|Ridgewell Cullum
When the boy begins to think of a girl, instead of girls, he displays the first budding signs of a real growing manhood.The Uncalled|Paul Laurence Dunbar
The "time of the end" was at hand, of the approach of which the budding of the fig-tree was to be the sign.
In some forms (Cœnurus, Echinococcus) reproduction by budding takes place at this stage.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
- 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.