bud

Part of speech: verb

To graft by inserting a bud into the slit bark.

Part of speech: verb

To put forth, as buds; begin to grow.

Part of speech: noun

An undeveloped stem, branch, or flower.

Part of speech: noun

The act or stage of budding.

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Usage examples "bud":

  1. I hope so, Bud; but why don't you do it to- day? - "A Tar-Heel Baron", Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton.
  2. Prompt and strict measures by Boston magistrates nipped in the bud this feeble dramatic plant, and Boston had no more plays for many years. - "Customs and Fashions in Old New England", Alice Morse Earle.
  3. I used to beseech Him to increase the fragrance of the little flowers of virtues- which were beginning, as it seemed to bud- and preserve them, that they might be to His glory; for I desired nothing for myself. - "The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus", Teresa of Avila.