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[red-buhd] /ˈrɛdˌbʌd/
an American tree, Cercis canadensis, of the legume family, resembling the Eurasian Judas tree and having small, budlike, pink flowers: the state tree of Oklahoma.
any of various related trees.
Origin of redbud
1695-1705; red1 + bud1 Unabridged
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  • Most popular in spring and fall, the highway boasts redbud and dogwood in pink and white and a palette of brilliant autumn colors.
  • In spring there will be a profusion of redbud and birch trees on the promenade.
  • For some, redbud, dogwood and the first tinge of tender green are the attraction.
  • The sight of serviceberry and redbud blossoms can banish the last of your winter blues.
  • redbud in bloom offers a splash of color in the spring.
  • Take your own biscuit or muffin recipe and add a handful of redbud flowers into the batter.
  • Numerous redbud trees burst into bloom at the first hint of spring.
British Dictionary definitions for redbud


an American leguminous tree, Cercis canadensis, that has heart-shaped leaves and small budlike pink flowers Also called American Judas tree
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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