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verb (used with object), dis·bud·ded, dis·bud·ding. Horticulture.
  1. to remove leaf buds or shoots from (a plant) to produce a certain shape or effect.
  2. to remove certain flower buds from (a plant) to improve the quality and size of the remaining flowers.
  3. to dehorn (livestock) by removing the horn bud or preventing its further development.
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Origin of disbud

First recorded in 1715–25; dis-1 + bud1
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Historical Examples of disbud

  • If enormous blooms are wanted, disbud, leaving but one bud to each tip.

    The Mayflower, January, 1905


British Dictionary definitions for disbud


debud (diːˈbʌd)

verb -buds, -budding or -budded
  1. to remove superfluous buds, flowers, or shoots from (a plant, esp a fruit tree)
  2. vet science to remove the horn buds of (calves, lambs, and kids) to prevent horns growing
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