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Definition of Bud

Bud

  1. 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. A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.
  3. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
  4. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  5. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.
  6. 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.

Bud Quotations

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The bud of victory is always in the truth.
Benjamin Harrison

The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression.
Marianne Williamson

Language is a living thing. We can feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating.
Gilbert Highet
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Bud Translations

bud in Dutch is uitbotten, spruiten, botten
bud in German is Knospe, Knospe, Knospen treiben
bud in Italian is boccio
bud in Spanish is brote
bud in Swedish is knoppas, knopp
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