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bud1 US English

A compact knoblike growth on a plant that develops into a leaf, flower, or shoot

bud2 US English

A form of address, usually to a boy or man, used especially when the name of the one being addressed is not known

bud US Thesaurus

fresh buds

in bud US English

(Of a plant) having newly formed buds

big bud US English

A disease of blackcurrant bushes in which the buds become swollen due to the presence of gall mites

bud-graft US English

Graft a bud of (a plant) onto another plant

taste bud US English

Any of the clusters of bulbous nerve endings on the tongue and in the lining of the mouth that provide the sense of taste

cotton bud US English

A small wad of cotton wool on a short, thin stick, used for cosmetic purposes or cleaning the ears

lateral bud US English

Another term for axillary bud.

axillary bud US English

A bud that grows from the axil of a leaf and may develop into a branch or flower cluster

in bud in bud1 US English

(Of a plant) having newly formed buds

nip something in the bud US English

Suppress or destroy something, especially at an early stage

earbud US English

A very small headphone, worn inside the ear

farcy US English

Glanders in horses (or a similar disease in cattle) in which there is inflammation of the lymph vessels, causing nodules (farcy buds or farcy buttons)

nip something in the bud in nip1 US English

Suppress or destroy something, especially at an early stage

nip something in the bud in nip US Thesaurus

before your children start spending most of their free time in front of the television or computer, nip it in the bud


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