Bud - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bʌd|  American pronunciation of the word bud
Brit.  |bʌd|  British pronunciation of the word bud

noun

- a partially opened flower
- a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

verb

- develop buds
- start to grow or develop

Examples

The bush has plenty of buds but no flowers yet.

...that sitcom star is still a bud, so all he needs right now are looks and personality...

The trees budded early this spring.

The hibiscus is budding!

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: bud
he/she/it: buds
present participle: budding
past tense: budded
past participle: budded
noun
singular: bud
plural: buds
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