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bud1 / bəd/ • n. a compact knoblike growth on a plant that develops into a leaf, flower, or shoot. ∎  Biol. an outgrowth from an organism that separates to form a new individual without sexual reproduction taking place. ∎  Zool. (of an animal) a rudimentary leg or other appendage that has not yet grown, or never will grow, to full size. • v. (bud·ded , bud·ding ) [intr.] Biol. (of a plant or animal) form a bud: new blood vessels bud out from the vascular bed. ∎  [tr.] graft a bud of (a plant) on to another plant. PHRASES: in bud (of a plant) having newly formed buds. bud2 • n. inf. a form of address, usually to a boy or man, used esp. when the name of the one being addressed is not known: listen, bud, I saw you there with my own eyes.

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1. (in botany) A condensed immature shoot with a short stem bearing small folded or rolled leaves. The outer leaves of a bud are often scalelike and protect the delicate inner leaves. A terminal (or apical) bud exists at the tip of a stem or branch while axillary (or lateral) buds develop in the axils of leaves. However, in certain circumstances buds can be produced anywhere on the surface of a plant. Some buds remain dormant, but may become active if the terminal bud is removed. It is common gardening practice to remove the terminal buds of some shoots to induce the development of lateral shoots from axillary buds. See also apical dominance.

2. (in biology) An outgrowth from a parent organism that breaks away and develops into a new individual in the process of budding.

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bud, in lower plants and animals, a protuberance from which a new organism or limb develops; in seed plants, a miniaturized twig bearing compressed rudimentary lateral stems (branches), leaves, or flowers, or all three, and protected in cold climates by overlapping bud scales. In warm climates buds may grow all year; in temperate climates they grow in summer and remain dormant in the winter. The form of winter buds (particularly the larger terminal buds on twigs) of trees and shrubs may be used to identify the species. The "eyes" of a potato are undeveloped buds. See budding; stem.

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bud In plants, a small swelling or projection consisting of a short stem with overlapping, immature leaves covered by scales. Leaf buds develop into leafy twigs, and flower buds develop into blossoms. A bud at the tip of a twig is a terminal bud and contains the growing point; lateral buds develop in leaf axils along a twig.

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bud An immature shoot, protected by tough scale leaves, from which the stem and leaves or flowers may develop.

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bud. In the Corinthian capital the bud-like form at the top of the stalks out of which the volutes grow.

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bud1 flower or leaf not opened. XIV. ME. bodde, budde, of unkn. orig.
Hence bud vb. XIV.

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bud2 (U.S.) infantile or negro alt. of BROTHER.
Also buddy (-Y6). XIX.

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budblood, bud, crud, cud, dud, flood, Judd, mud, rudd, scud, spud, stud, sudd, thud •redbud • lifeblood •stick-in-the-mud

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