Bud

Definition of Bud

Pronunciation: bŭd
n.1.(Bot.) A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower.
2.(Biol.) A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.
Bud moth
(Zool.) a lepidopterous insect of several species, which destroys the buds of fruit trees; esp. Tmetocera ocellana and Eccopsis malana on the apple tree.
v. i.1.To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
[imp. & p. p. Budded; p. pr. & vb. n. Budding.]
2.To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
3.To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.
v. t.1.To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear.

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