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1 bud /ˈbʌd/ noun
plural buds
1 bud
/ˈbʌd/
noun
plural buds
Learner's definition of BUD
[count]
: a small part that grows on a plant and develops into a flower, leaf, or new branch
◊ If a plant is in bud it is beginning to grow buds.
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nip (something) in the bud

see 1nip
see also cotton bud, taste bud
2 bud /ˈbʌd/ verb
buds; budded; budding
2 bud
/ˈbʌd/
verb
buds; budded; budding
Learner's definition of BUD
[no object]
: to produce buds
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