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.

1695–1705; red1 + bud1 Unabridged
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redbud (ˈrɛdˌbʌd)
Also called: American Judas tree an American leguminous tree, Cercis canadensis, that has heart-shaped leaves and small budlike pink flowers

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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
The sight of serviceberry and redbud blossoms can banish the last of your
  winter blues.
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