Crossword clues for bud
- A partially opened flower
- A swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
- Beginning blossom
- Plant protrusion
- Potential flower
- Would-be flower
- Sign of spring
- Palmer or Wilkinson
- Begin to flower
- Kind of mite or moth
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bud \Bud\, v. t. 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.
The apricot and the nectarine may be, and usually are,
budded upon the peach; the plum and the peach are
budded on each other.
Bud \Bud\ (b[u^]d), n. [OE. budde; cf. D. bot, G. butze, butz, the core of a fruit, bud, LG. butte in hagebutte, hainbutte, a hip of the dog-rose, or OF. boton, F. bouton, bud, button, OF. boter to bud, push; all akin to E. beat. See Button.]
(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.
(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 (Zo["o]l.), a lepidopterous insect of several species, which destroys the buds of fruit trees; esp. Tmetocera ocellana and Eccopsis malana on the apple tree.
Bud \Bud\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Budded; p. pr. & vb. n. Budding.]
To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.
Syn: To sprout; germinate; blossom.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., budde, origin unknown, perhaps from Old French boter "push forward, thrust," itself a Germanic word (compare Dutch bot "bud," Old Saxon budil "bag, purse," German Beutel), or perhaps from Old English budd "beetle."
c.1400; see bud (n.). Related: Budded; budding.\n
Etymology 1 n. 1 A male nickname. 2 (context rare , chiefly US English) (given name male from=English). Etymology 2
n. (context informal English) A nickname for the beer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budweiser.
In botany, a bud is an undeveloped or embryonic shoot and normally occurs in the axil of a leaf or at the tip of a stem. Once formed, a bud may remain for some time in a dormant condition, or it may form a shoot immediately. Buds may be specialized to develop flowers or short shoots, or may have the potential for general shoot development. The term bud is also used in zoology, where it refers to an outgrowth from the body which can develop into a new individual.
Bud is a botanical term referring to an undeveloped or embryonic shoot.
Bud may also refer to:
Usage examples of "bud".
You may trace a common motive and force in the pyramid-builders of the earliest recorded antiquity, in the evolution of Greek architecture, and in the sudden springing up of those wondrous cathedrals of the twelfth and following centuries, growing out of the soil with stem and bud and blossom, like flowers of stone whose seeds might well have been the flaming aerolites cast over the battlements of heaven.
King spat into a bunch of ageratum, just budding into a fuzzy blue blossom.
Thure and Bud, he started down the street toward the office of the alcalde, before whom all criminal cases were tried, followed by Dave, the miner, with the horses of the boys, their two accusers, and the crowd, which had made no move to dispute the authority of the sheriff, although a little growling had been done.
Thure and Bud, their eyes shifting restlessly from the face of the alcalde to the faces of the surrounding crowd.
Thure in a whisper to Bud, as the alcalde, having completed the tale of the jury, again turned to them.
When it was over and Thure and Bud again gave their attention to the court, Bill Ugger was about to continue with his testimony, the majority of the crowd having shown themselves so plainly in sympathy with the actions of the alcalde that the rougher ones evidently thought it wise to keep quiet.
Hence Bud, at the summons of the alcalde, had stepped forward promptly and confidently.
A small antechamber to the world-cavern, a recent budding Dancer had never before entered.
Small rooms budded off each corridor, and into one of these Arak directed the group.
They had small areolae, of a bewitching dark coral which seemed most intense, and set in the centers of those sweetly angelic haloes appeared two dainty little pink buds, crinkly and twitching with every breath, sweet tidbits, morsels of delight for the lips and the tongue of an appreciative connoisseur such as I prided myself on being.
A marvelous bebop medley, consisting of wonderful renditions of jazz tunes in the style of Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, and Elmo Hope.
As Murfree watched, the beefy racing-driver strolled out and joined them, and the three of them snarled at Bud Gregory, who apologetically shambled out of sight, while the three continued to snap at each other.
It was as if spring laughed for joy beholding in him one that was her own child, clothed to outward view with so much loveliness and grace, but full besides to the eyes and finger-tips with fire and vital sap, like her own buds bursting in the Brankdale coppices.
Zeyad and Ali are only two of a budding community of Iraqi bloggers, many electronically dispatching from the Internet cafes that now dot block after Baghdad block - the very existence of which would have been unthinkable under Saddam.
D-Day minus 3, and flight operations began with a launch of twelve Reapers led by Bud Schumann, in the full dark at quarter past four, while the last bogies were still fading from the force radars.