flower-bud with three green bractlets, which early fall away.
"There is something peculiar about that flower-bud," he said to himself.
These knobs are covered with a thin green sheath, and the flower-bud, with all its spokes still closed, is inside.
In the engraving the fruit is shown on the left, and a flower-bud on the right.
The clove used for domestic purposes is the calix and flower-bud of a plant belonging to the order of Myrtaceæ.
Blossom, blos′om, n. a flower-bud, the flower that precedes fruit.
If it is a flower-bud, notice that several flowers come out of it.
The bloodroot has a large round leaf which folds close about the flower-bud until the snow-white blossoms open.
In the new sunshine which had come into her life, she blossomed like a flower-bud long delayed by gloom and chill.
In both forms the adventitious growth is much more frequently a flower-bud or an inflorescence than a leaf-bud or a branch.
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.
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.
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]