redbud

[ red-buhd ]
/ ˈrɛdˌbʌd /

noun

an American tree, Cercis canadensis, of the legume family, resembling the Eurasian Judas tree and having small, budlike, pink flowers: the state tree of Oklahoma.
any of various related trees.

Origin of redbud

First recorded in 1695–1705; red1 + bud1
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redbud

/ (ˈrɛdˌbʌd) /

noun

an American leguminous tree, Cercis canadensis, that has heart-shaped leaves and small budlike pink flowersAlso called: American Judas tree
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