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Definition of BUD

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Bud \Bud\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Budded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Budding}.]
     1. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot. [1913 Webster]

     2. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn. [1913 Webster]

     3. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To sprout; germinate; blossom.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bud \Bud\, v. t.
     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. [1913 Webster]

           The apricot and the nectarine may be, and usually are, budded upon the peach; the plum and the peach are budded on each other.                    --Farm. Dict. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bud \Bud\ (b[u^]d), n. [OE. budde; cf. D. bot, G. butze, butz, the core of a fruit, bud, LG. butte in hagebutte, hainbutte, a hip of the dog-rose, or OF. boton, F. bouton, bud, button, OF. boter to bud, push; all akin to E. beat. See {Button}.]
     1. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Biol.) A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See {Hydra}. [1913 Webster]

     {Bud moth} (Zool.), a lepidopterous insect of several species, which destroys the buds of fruit trees; esp. {Tmetocera ocellana} and {Eccopsis malana} on the apple tree. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "bud":
     Anlage, acrospire, aunt, auntie, blood brother, boy, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, buck, buddy, burgeon, burst forth, chick, chickabiddy, colt, country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, cub, daughter, egg, embryo, engraft, father, fellow, first cousin, fledgling, flourish, flower bud, foster brother, frater, gemma, gemmate, gemmula, gemmule, germ, germen, germinate, graft, grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, grow, grow rank, half brother, hobbledehoy, imp, implant, inarch, juvenile, kid, kid brother, lad, laddie, leaf, leaf bud, leaf out, leave, loins, luxuriate, manchild, master, moppet, mother, muchacho, nephew, niece, nipper, nucleus, nuncle, nunks, nunky, overgrow, overrun, ovum, plumule, pullulate, pup, puppy, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, riot, root, rudiment, schoolboy, second cousin, seed, shoot, shoot up, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, son, sonny, sonny boy, spark, spermatozoon, sprout, sprout up, stepbrother, stepsister, strike root, take root, unc, uncle, uncs, upspear, upsprout, uterine brother, vegetate, whelp, young man, youngling, youngster, youth

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