- 1A compact knoblike growth on a plant that develops into a leaf, flower, or shoot.More example sentences
- Flower meristem, flower buds, and leaves from green and 2 d-etiolated plants were analysed for ATP and ADP contents.
- In addition, they have four or five scaly leaves with lateral buds on their epicotyl.
- The new winter flowering pansies seemed to be raring to go when we planted them on Sunday and are already showing signs of leaf growth and new flower buds.
- 1.1 Biology An outgrowth from an organism (e.g., a yeast cell) that separates to form a new individual without sexual reproduction taking place.More example sentences
- At this point, 60% of the cells had large buds that continued to elongate with prolonged incubation.
- Careful examination of serial sections failed to ascertain the presence of true meristematic cells in these atrophied buds.
- Moreover, in flocculent strains such as 1278b it is difficult to distinguish between two adherent cells and a cell with a large bud.
- 1.2 [with modifier] Zoology (Of an animal) a rudimentary leg or other appendage that has not yet grown, or never will grow, to full size.More example sentences
- Around the 8th week after conception, oval-shaped tooth buds consisting of cells form in the embryo.
- At this time the limb bud can undergo as much as a three-fold increase in size.
- At the time of tooth bud formation, each tooth begins a continuous movement outward in relation to the bone.
verb (buds, budding, budded)[no object] Biology Back to top
- 1(Of a plant or animal) form a bud: new blood vessels bud out from the vascular bed [with object]: tapeworms bud off egg-bearing sections from their tail endMore example sentences
- A dancer's career is in any case as brief as that of a spring flower - it buds, it blooms, it fades, leaving behind just the fleet fragrance of memories.
- Mitochondria are dynamic structures, constantly changing shape, budding and fusing.
- Inland, willows are budding and azaleas are blooming.
- 1.1 [with object] Graft a bud of (a plant) onto another plant.More example sentences
- Most roses are budded onto a hardy rootstock, so there will be a ‘neck’ that's about 4 inches long just above the roots.
- The most vulnerable point on most rose plants is the bud union - the point at which the rose variety was budded onto a rootstock.
- Most plants that were imported from France and Israel, were budded onto Rosa indica major (referred to as ‘Indica’) selections.
- (Of a plant) having newly formed buds.More example sentences
- During a field visit the following spring, approximately 100 plants were observed, mostly in bud, on a seasonally moist, sandy substrate with vegetation mowed on a regular basis.
- You can buy the bulbs and pot them up or plants will be available in bud.
- Oil is strongest when the plant is in bud but before flowers open.
late Middle English: of unknown origin.
nounNorth American • informal
- A form of address, usually to a boy or man, used especially when the name of the one being addressed is not known: listen, bud, I saw you there with my own eyesMore example sentences
- Well, I'll tell ya, bud, until you find yourself a prince who will take you away from all this, it's not about you.
- He dragged his bags past us, and giving a distasteful look at me said, ‘Want some advice, bud?’
- That's a very interesting theory there, bud.
mid 19th century: abbreviation of buddy.