redbud

[red-buhd]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. redbone,
  2. redbreast,
  3. redbrick,
  4. redbrick university,
  5. redbridge,
  6. redbug,
  7. redcap,
  8. redcar,
  9. redcar and cleveland,
  10. redcloud peak

Origin of redbud

First recorded in 1695–1705; red1 + bud1

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British Dictionary definitions for redbud

redbud

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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