- 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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Examples from the Web for disbud
If enormous blooms are wanted, disbud, leaving but one bud to each tip.The Mayflower, January, 1905
- 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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