|1.||a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals|
|2.||a. a partially opened flower|
|b. (in combination): rosebud|
|3.||any small budlike outgrowth: taste buds|
|4.||something small or immature|
|5.||an asexually produced outgrowth in simple organisms, such as yeasts, and the hydra that develops into a new individual|
|6.||a slang word for marijuana|
|7.||in bud at the stage of producing buds|
|8.||nip in the bud to put an end to (an idea, movement, etc) in its initial stages|
|—vb , buds, budding, budded|
|9.||(intr) (of plants and some animals) to produce buds|
|10.||(intr) to begin to develop or grow|
|11.||(tr) horticulture to graft (a bud) from one plant onto another, usually by insertion under the bark|
|[C14 budde, of Germanic origin; compare Icelandic budda purse, Dutch buidel]|
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.
|bud (bŭd) Pronunciation Key
Verb To form or produce a bud or buds.
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