Origin of flower bud
Definition for flower bud (2 of 2)
- 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
Related formsbud·der, nounbud·less, adjectivebud·like, adjectivenon·bud·ding, adjective, noun
Can be confusedbudder butter
Examples from the Web for flower bud
A flower-bud has not in ordinary circumstances any power of extension by the continuous development of its apex.
The flower-bud is cut out, and a neat, deep cup is fashioned amid the bases of the cluster of leaves.In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr
There must be two kinds of peach and apricot buds,—a flower-bud and a leaf-bud.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
The same terms are used for it as for the arrangement of the leaves of the flower in the flower-bud.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
In the engraving the fruit is shown on the left, and a flower-bud on the right.Cactus Culture For Amateurs|W. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for flower bud (1 of 2)
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
verb buds, budding or budded
Word Origin for bud
British Dictionary definitions for flower bud (2 of 2)
Medicine definitions for flower bud
Science definitions for flower bud
Idioms and Phrases with flower bud
see nip in the bud.