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bud1

bud1

 
 
pronunciation:
buhd
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
nip in the bud
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a swelling on a plant that can develop into new parts, such as leaves or a flower.
similar words:
germ, offshoot, protuberance, rosebud, scion, shoot, sprout
definition 2: in primitive animal organisms, a swelling or projecting growth that can develop into a complete organism.
similar words:
germ, outgrowth
definition 3: any of various small, round parts, such as a taste bud.
similar words:
node, nodule, protuberance, taste bud
definition 4: any person or thing that has not reached its mature state.
similar words:
baby, child, fledgling, kid
phrase: nip in the bud
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: budded, budding, buds
definition 1: to develop or create buds.
synonyms:
burgeon, pullulate
similar words:
bloom, flower, germinate, sprout
definition 2: to grow.
synonyms:
grow
similar words:
blossom, burgeon, develop, flourish, luxuriate, sprout, thrive
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to put forth buds.
similar words:
germinate, graft, sprout
derivations: budless (adj.), budlike (adj.)
Word History
Bud is from an early English word that means "to swell."
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