verb (used with object), dis·bud·ded, dis·bud·ding. Horticulture.
to remove leaf buds or shoots from (a plant) to produce a certain shape or effect.
to remove certain flower buds from (a plant) to improve the quality and size of the remaining flowers.
to dehorn (livestock) by removing the horn bud or preventing its further development.
Origin of disbud
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If enormous blooms are wanted, disbud, leaving but one bud to each tip.The Mayflower, January, 1905
verb -buds, -budding or -budded
to remove superfluous buds, flowers, or shoots from (a plant, esp a fruit tree)
vet science to remove the horn buds of (calves, lambs, and kids) to prevent horns growing
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