Origin of leaf bud
Words nearby leaf bud
Definition for leaf 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
OTHER WORDS FROM budbud·der, nounbud·less, adjectivebud·like, adjectivenon·bud·ding, adjective, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH budbudder butter
Example sentences from the Web for leaf bud
There must be two kinds of peach and apricot buds,—a flower-bud and a leaf-bud.
If it is a leaf-bud the scales may become three-fourths of an inch long before they fall.
Fruit-buds are borne in pairs on the wood of the previous year with a leaf-bud separating the members of the pair.The Peaches of New York|U. P. Hedrick
The middle bud, which is smaller and develops later, is a leaf-bud.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf|Jane H. Newell
In both forms the adventitious growth is much more frequently a flower-bud or an inflorescence than a leaf-bud or a branch.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
British Dictionary definitions for leaf bud (1 of 2)
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
verb buds, budding or budded
Word Origin for bud
British Dictionary definitions for leaf bud (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for leaf bud
Scientific definitions for leaf bud
Idioms and Phrases with leaf bud
see nip in the bud.