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disbud

[dis-buhd] /dɪsˈbʌd/
verb (used with object), disbudded, disbudding. Horticulture
1.
to remove leaf buds or shoots from (a plant) to produce a certain shape or effect.
2.
to remove certain flower buds from (a plant) to improve the quality and size of the remaining flowers.
3.
to dehorn (livestock) by removing the horn bud or preventing its further development.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; dis-1 + bud1
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British Dictionary definitions for disbud

disbud

/dɪsˈbʌd/
verb -buds, -budding, -budded
1.
to remove superfluous buds, flowers, or shoots from (a plant, esp a fruit tree)
2.
(vet science) to remove the horn buds of (calves, lambs, and kids) to prevent horns growing
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