Meaning of “bud” in the English Dictionary

"bud" in British English

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budnoun

uk /bʌd/ us /bʌd/

bud noun (PLANT PART)

[ C ] a small part of a plant, that develops into a flower or leaf

in bud

covered with buds:

It was springtime and the fruit trees were in bud.

bud noun (MAN)

[ C ] US informal →  buddy noun

bud noun (DRUGS)

[ U ] slang cannabis or marijuana

budverb [ I ]

uk /bʌd/ 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 trees begin to bud.

(Definition of “bud” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)