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Definitions of bud

  1. develop buds, of plants; "The hibiscus is budding!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a partially opened flower Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. start to grow or develop; "a budding friendship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The early stage of a branch, leaf, or flower; a young girl in her first season in society. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To graft. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To put forth or produce new shoots; begin to grow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Budded. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Budding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. The first shoot of a tree or plant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To put forth buds: to begin to grow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To graft, as a plant, by inserting a bud under the bark of another tree:- pr.p. budding; pa.p. budded. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A germ or first shoot of a tree or plant; an incipient flower. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To graft with a bud. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To put forth buds. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To graft by inserting a bud into the slit bark. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To put forth, as buds; begin to grow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. An undeveloped stem, branch, or flower. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. The act or stage of budding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The first shoot from a stem or branch; an unexpanded leaf or flower. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To graft by inserting the bud of a plant under the bark of another tree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. The shoot or sprout on a plant containing the future leaf or flower; a flower not blown or expanded. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. To put forth shoots; to sprout; to grow as buds. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. A rudimentary shoot, or flower; any outgrowth which will develop directly into an exact replica of the structure or organism from which it grew out. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  32. [Middle English] A rudimentary shoot, or flower; a gemma. na
  33. bud, n. the first shoot of a tree or plant: used of young people, as a term of endearment.--v.i. to put forth buds: to begin to grow.--v.t. to put forth as buds: to graft, as a plant, by inserting a bud under the bark of another tree:--pr.p. bud'ding; pa.p. bud'ded.--n. BUD'DING, a method of propagation by means of buds.--adjs. BUD'DY; BUD'LESS.--TO NIP IN THE BUD, to destroy at its very beginning. [M. E. budde; prob. related to Dut. bot, a bud.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. See Gemmule, Gemmation. na
  35. Rudiment of branch, leaf-cluster, or flower; flower not fully open; (Zool.) animal forming by GEMMATION, anything still undeveloped; in b., putting forth buds; nip in the b., destroy at early stage (fig.). Hence budless a., budlet n. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Put forth bb., spring forth; begin to grow; (Zool.) produce, be produced, by GEMMATION; (Gardening) ingraft (trans. or abs.) into alien stock. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. budding lawyer &c., one who is about to become or has just set up as a lawyer &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. In botany, a prominence consisting of an aggregation of rudimentary structures destined to develop into a leaf or a flower Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. n. [Dutch] A shoot or outgrowth; a protuberance containing the rudiments of leaves or flowers;—an unexpanded branch or flower;—a prominence on certain animals of inferior grades, which grows into an animal, as a bud grows into a flower. Cabinet Dictionary
  40. The first shoot of a plant, a germ. Complete Dictionary

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