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bud1 British & World English

A compact knob-like growth on a plant which develops into a leaf, flower, or shoot

bud2 British & World English

A friendly form of address from one boy or man to another

bud English Thesaurus

then comes spring, and fresh buds

in bud British & World English

(Of a plant) having newly formed buds

big bud British & World English

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

bud-graft British & World English

Graft a bud from (a plant) on to another plant

taste bud British & World English

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

cotton bud British & World English

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

axillary bud British & World English

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

in bud in bud1 British & World English

(Of a plant) having newly formed buds

nip something in the bud British & World English

Suppress or destroy something at an early stage

earbud British & World English

A very small headphone, worn inside the ear

farcy British & World English

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

nip something in the bud in nip1 British & World English

Suppress or destroy something at an early stage

nip something in the bud in nip English Thesaurus

let's nip this unpleasantness in the bud before it goes any further


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