See under 1 (def 1a).
Zoology. (in certain animals of low organization) a prominence that develops into a new individual, sometimes permanently attached to the parent and sometimes becoming detached; gemma.
Mycology. a small, rounded outgrowth produced from a fungus spore or cell by a process of asexual reproduction, eventually separating from the parent cell as a new individual: commonly produced by yeast and a few other fungi.
Anatomy. any small rounded part.
an immature or undeveloped person or thing.
Slang. marijuana, especially potent marijuana from the buds, or flowering tops, of the hemp plant.
verb (used without object), budded, budding.
to put forth or produce buds.
to begin to develop.
to be in an early stage of development.
verb (used with object), budded, budding.
to cause to bud.
Horticulture. to graft by inserting a single bud into the stock.
in the bud, in an immature or undeveloped state:
a Shakespeare in the bud.
Also, in bud.
nip in the bud, to stop (something) in the beginning of its development:
The rebellion was nipped in the bud.
a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
any small budlike outgrowth: taste buds
something small or immature
an asexually produced outgrowth in simple organisms, such as yeasts, and the hydra that develops into a new individual
a slang word for marijuana
in bud, at the stage of producing buds
nip in the bud, to put an end to (an idea, movement, etc) in its initial stages
verb buds, budding, budded
(intransitive) (of plants and some animals) to produce buds
(intransitive) to begin to develop or grow
(transitive) (horticulture) to graft (a bud) from one plant onto another, usually by insertion under the bark
(informal, mainly US) short for buddy
late 14c., budde, origin unknown, perhaps from Old French boter “push forward, thrust,” itself a Germanic word (cf. Dutch bot “bud,” Old Saxon budil “bag, purse,” German Beutel), or perhaps from Old English budd “beetle.”
c.1400; see bud (n.). Related: Budded; budding.
v. bud·ded, bud·ding, buds
Verb To form or produce a bud or buds.
[fr buddy, a childish pronunciation of brother]
Marijuana: There was no pain yet, just numbness, kind of like smoking bud
[1980s+ Teenagers; fr Budda, Buddha sticks, earlier terms for marijuana]
Ferihegy Airport (Budapest, Hungary)
see: nip in the bud
noun 1. any of various butterflies of the genus Kallima, of southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia, having wings that resemble dead leaves.
noun 1. a plant that climbs by using leaves specialized as tendrils
noun 1. any red algae of the species Bossea orbigniana, common as a seaweed along the Pacific coast of the U.S., having calcified, flattened, jointed stems.
- Leafcutter ant
/ˈliːfˌkʌtə/ noun 1. any of various South American ants of the genus Atta that cut pieces of leaves and use them as fertilizer for the fungus on which they feed