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Meaning of “bud” in the English Dictionary

"bud" in British English

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budnoun

uk   us   /bʌd/
  • bud noun (PLANT PART)

[C] a ​smallpart of a ​plant, that ​develops into a ​flower or ​leafin bud covered with buds: It was ​springtime and the ​fruittrees were in bud.
  • bud noun (MAN)

[C] US informal →  buddy noun
  • bud noun (DRUGS)

[U] slang cannabis or marijuana

budverb [I]

uk   us   /bʌd/ (-dd-)
(Definition of bud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bud" in American English

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budnoun [C]

 us   /bʌd/
the ​part of a ​plant that ​develops into a ​flower or ​leaf

budverb [I]

 us   /bʌd/ (-dd-)
to ​produce buds: In early ​spring the ​treesbegin to bud.
(Definition of bud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bud”
in Korean 봉오리…
in Arabic بُرْعُم…
in Malaysian kudup…
in French bourgeon…
in Russian почка, бутон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物的部分, 芽,花蕾…
in Italian bocciolo…
in Turkish tomurcuk, gonca…
in Polish pączek…
in Spanish brote…
in Vietnamese nụ, chồi…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 植物的部分, 芽,花蕾…
in Indonesian tunas…
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