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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Budding  \Bud"ding\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  producing  buds. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  A  process  of  asexual  reproduction,  in  which  a  new 
  organism  or  cell  is  formed  by  a  protrusion  of  a  portion  of 
  the  animal  or  vegetable  organism,  the  bud  thus  formed 
  sometimes  remaining  attached  to  the  parent  stalk  or  cell, 
  at  other  times  becoming  free  gemmation.  See  {Hydroidea}. 
 
  3.  The  act  or  process  of  ingrafting  one  kind  of  plant  upon 
  another  stock  by  inserting  a  bud  under  the  bark. 
 
  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]: 
 
  budding 
  adj  :  beginning  to  develop;  "a  budding  genius" 
  n  :  reproduction  of  some  unicellular  organisms  by  growth  and 
  specialization  followed  by  the  separation  by  constriction 
  of  a  part  of  the  parent 




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