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bud
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 6
1. A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower.
2. A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
3. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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