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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bud  \Bud\,  v.  t. 
  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. 
 
  The  apricot  and  the  nectarine  may  be  and  usually  are 
  budded  upon  the  peach;  the  plum  and  the  peach  are 
  budded  on  each  other  --Farm.  Dict. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bud  \Bud\,  n.  [OE.  budde;  cf  D.  bot,  G.  butze,  butz,  the  core 
  of  a  fruit,  bud,  LG  butte  in  hagebutte  hainbutte  a  hip  of 
  the  dog-rose,  or  OF  boton,  F.  bouton,  bud,  button,  OF  boter 
  to  bud,  push  all  akin  to  E.  beat  See  {Button}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  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.  (Biol.)  A  small  protuberance  on  certain  low  forms  of 
  animals  and  vegetables  which  develops  into  a  new  organism, 
  either  free  or  attached.  See  {Hydra}. 
 
  {Bud  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  lepidopterous  insect  of  several 
  species,  which  destroys  the  buds  of  fruit  trees;  esp. 
  {Tmetocera  ocellana}  and  {Eccopsis  malana}  on  the  apple 
  tree. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bud  \Bud\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Budded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Budding}.] 
  1.  To  put  forth  or  produce  buds,  as  a  plant;  to  grow,  as  a 
  bud  does  into  a  flower  or  shoot. 
 
  2.  To  begin  to  grow,  or  to  issue  from  a  stock  in  the  manner 
  of  a  bud,  as  a  horn. 
 
  3.  To  be  like  a  bud  in  respect  to  youth  and  freshness,  or 
  growth  and  promise;  as  a  budding  virgin.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  sprout;  germinate;  blossom. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bud 
  n  1:  a  partially  opened  flower 
  2:  a  swelling  on  a  plant  stem  consisting  of  overlapping 
  immature  leaves  or  petals 
  v  1:  develop  buds,  of  plants;  "The  hibiscus  is  budding!" 
  2:  start  to  grow  or  develop;  "a  budding  friendship" 




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