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Bud meaning

bud - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. develop buds; " The hibiscus is budding!"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.
  4. 4. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
  5. 5. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A germ or first shoot of a tree or plant; an incipient flower.
  8. 8. To graft with a bud.
  9. 9. To put forth buds.

bud - examples of usage

  1. And, what's furthermore, you've got your face swoll up so's you won't be able to dance to- morrow night; and that iodine won't wash off; and the act is crabbed in the bud- do you get me?
  2. Next she cut off three or four slices, made them up into nice little rounds, and pressed them with a wooden stamp, with a rose- bud and leaves cut out upon it, and when she took it off, there were the rose- bud and leaves marked on the butter.
  3. Though the root thereof grow old in the earth, And the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, And put forth boughs like a plant.
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