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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.
[fr buddy, a childish pronunciation of brother]
Marijuana: There was no pain yet, just numbness, kind of like smoking bud
[1980s+ Teenagers; fr Budda, Buddha sticks, earlier terms for marijuana]