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bud sport

a sport resulting from a bud mutation or bud variation.
Origin of bud sport
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The question is brought home to us when we ask what is a bud-sport, such as a nectarine appearing on a peach-tree?

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  • The vine was set for Concord and is supposed to be a bud-sport of that variety.

British Dictionary definitions for bud-sport

bud sport

(horticulture) a shoot, inflorescence, etc, that differs from another such structure on a plant and is caused by a somatic mutation; the differences can be retained by vegetative propagation
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