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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a budding relationship
▪ A definite buy for any budding simulation buff.
▪ Any budding gangsters can also savour the Chicago nightlife.
▪ As a budding entrepreneur, you will have to make a special effort for people to take you seriously.
▪ He ruled the streets in his territory like a budding Al Capone.
▪ In this case a budding urethral neurosis was nipped before it could really blossom.
▪ Those who do not fancy long haul can share short flights between two or three budding pilots.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bud \Bud\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Budded; p. pr. & vb. n. Budding.]

  1. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.

  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.

    Syn: To sprout; germinate; blossom.


Budding \Bud"ding\, n.

  1. The act or process of producing buds.

  2. (Biol.) A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed sometimes remaining attached to the parent stalk or cell, at other times becoming free; gemmation. See Hydroidea.

  3. The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.

  1. That is beginning to develop. n. (rfdef: English) v

  2. (present participle of bud English)

  1. n. a partially opened flower

  2. a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

  3. [also: budding, budded]

  1. adj. beginning to develop; "a budding genius"

  2. n. reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent

  1. v. develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!"

  2. start to grow or develop; "a budding friendship"

  3. [also: budding, budded]


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Budding is a form of asexual reproduction in which a new organism develops from an outgrowth or bud due to cell division at one particular site. The new organism remains attached as it grows, separating from the parent organism only when it is mature, leaving behind scar tissue. Since the reproduction is asexual, the newly created organism is a clone and is genetically identical to the parent organism.

Organisms such as hydra use regenerative cells for reproduction in the process of budding. In hydra, a bud develops as an outgrowth due to repeated cell division at one specific site. These buds develop into tiny individuals and, when fully mature, detach from the parent body and become new independent individuals.

Internal budding or endodyogeny is a process of asexual reproduction, favoured by parasites such as Toxoplasma gondii. It involves an unusual process in which two daughter cells are produced inside a mother cell, which is then consumed by the offspring prior to their separation.

Endopolygeny is the division into several organisms at once by internal budding.

Budding (disambiguation)

Budding is the formation of a new organism by the protrusion of part of another organism.

Budding may also refer to:

  • Apocrine secretion from cells
  • Budding (grafting), a technique for propagating plants such as fruit trees

:* Shield budding, a method used for tree budding

Usage examples of "budding".

King spat into a bunch of ageratum, just budding into a fuzzy blue blossom.

A small antechamber to the world-cavern, a recent budding Dancer had never before entered.

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.

Leaving trim lawns, a forest of box-trees, budding roses and peonies, well-grown early brocoli and York cabbages behind, we drove through a country of eternal little fields and grey stone walls.

When she reached home, to guard against another such surprise she determined to keep the weapon with her, and, distrusting her pocket, confided it to the cheap little country-made corset which only for the last year had confined her budding figure, and which now, perhaps, heaved with an additional pride.

He considered budding himself several times in order to acquire new helpers and speed the task, but that would mean taking time out to train the budlings to the job, which could be counterproductive.

Not knowing what to say to her, for I could speak to her of nothing but love--and it was a delicate subject--I kept looking at her charming face, not daring to let my eyes rest upon two budding globes shaped by the Graces, for fear of giving the alarm to her modesty.

The young person beside me was pretty and gentle-looking, she was neatly though simply dressed in the English fashion, she was fair and small, and her budding breast could be seen outlined beneath the fine muslin of her dress.

Perhaps he saunters into a country church-yard, and there finds amongst the rank grass and moss-grown and neglected memorials of the silent multitude, one trim and well-tended monument, uninvaded by cryptogamia, free from all stain of the weather, and the surrounding grassy sward neatly mown and fenced in, it may be, with budding willow branches or a circle of clipped box.

With budding, fading, faded flowers, They stand the wonder of the bowers From morn to evening dews, He told of the Magnolia, spread High as a cloud, high over head!

Samson I did not feel my passion sufficiently strong to cut the throat of a man for the sake of her beautiful eyes, or to lose my own life to defend my budding affection.

I was struck with the budding charms of this pretty dancer, but as I was just then full of Therese, I did not pay much attention to her.

If so, you shall have in return the earliest intelligence of every new soprano, and the most elaborate criticisms on every budding figurante of our court.

Chelsea, eleven years old and a budding ballerina, jeted between rooms and pirouetted around her father and our guests until her bedtime.

But they built themselves houses, and they supplied the Dutch East India Company with food and water, gradually budding off little townlets, Wynberg, Stellenbosch, and pushing their settlements up the long slopes which lead to that great central plateau which extends for fifteen hundred miles from the edge of the Karoo to the Valley of the Zambesi.