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rosebud

[rohz-buhd]
noun
  1. the bud of a rose.
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Origin of rosebud

First recorded in 1605–15; rose1 + bud1
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rosebud

noun
  1. the bud of a rose
  2. literary a pretty young woman
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Word Origin and History for rosebud

n.

1610s, from rose (n.1) + bud (n.). Hence, "young girl in her first bloom, a debutante."

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