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English definition of “bud”


noun [C] uk   /bʌd/ us  

bud noun [C] (PLANT PART)

a small part of a plant, that develops into a flower or leafParts of plantsNew growth in plants in bud covered with buds: It was springtime and the fruit trees were in bud.New growth in plants

bud noun [C] (MAN)

US informal → buddy nounFriendly and unfriendly terms of address


verb [I] uk   /bʌd/ (-dd-) us  
to produce buds: The unusually cold winter has caused many plants to bud late this year.New growth in plants
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