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bud

noun [C]  us   /bʌd/
the part of a plant that develops into a flower or leaf

bud

verb [I]  us   /bʌd/ (-dd-)
to produce buds: In early spring the trees begin to bud.
Translations of “bud”
in Arabic بُرْعُم…
in Korean 봉오리…
in Malaysian kudup…
in French bourgeon…
in Turkish tomurcuk, gonca…
in Italian bocciolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物的部分, 芽,花蕾…
in Russian почка, бутон…
in Polish pączek…
in Vietnamese nụ, chồi…
in Spanish brote…
in Portuguese gema (em ramos, caules), botão (flor)…
in Thai ต้นอ่อน…
in German die Knospe…
in Catalan brot, poncella…
in Japanese 芽, つぼみ…
in Indonesian tunas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物的部分, 芽,花蕾…
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