I feel pride that I and the contributors to the various Frum blogs have helped to seed this budding spring.
budding designers learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry over four intense days in New York.
A budding rookie pitcher went up to McGwire at one point and suggested they go to dinner together.
Yet Obama and the Democrats blithely credit the stimulus with the budding recovery and some even recommend another one.
With all-night partying and shopping out of the way, keep your eyes peeled for the budding museum scene.
The young cataracts, as they danced down the ravine, laughed to the budding flowers.
My budding Daphne wanted scope To bourgeon all her flowers of hope.
Mr. Jones: In our experience the soaking of wood does not injure it for budding, but it does for grafting.
The thrush sang his two syllables on the budding guelder-rose.
The budding creature had learned to know its patient nurse, and to love him better than all its little world.
late 14c., budde, origin unknown, perhaps from Old French boter "push forward, thrust," itself a Germanic word (cf. Dutch bot "bud," Old Saxon budil "bag, purse," German Beutel), or perhaps from Old English budd "beetle."
c.1400; see bud (n.). Related: Budded; budding.
budding bud·ding (bŭd'ĭng)
A small, rounded anatomical structure or organic part, such as a taste bud.
An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
To put forth or cause to put forth buds.
To reproduce asexually by forming a bud.
A form of asexual reproduction in living organisms in which new individuals form from outgrowths (buds) on the bodies of mature organisms. These outgrowths grow by means of mitotic cell division. Many simple multicellular animals such as hydras and unicellular organisms such as yeasts reproduce by budding.
Verb To form or produce a bud or buds.
Marijuana: There was no pain yet, just numbness, kind of like smoking bud
[1980s+ Teenagers; fr Budda, Buddha sticks, earlier terms for marijuana]