Associations to the word «Bud»

Wiktionary

BUD, noun. A newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded.
BUD, noun. (usually uncountable) (slang) Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the bud), or marijuana generally.
BUD, noun. A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism.
BUD, noun. A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.
BUD, verb. To form buds.
BUD, verb. To reproduce by splitting off buds.
BUD, verb. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
BUD, verb. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.
BUD, noun. (informal) Buddy, friend.
BUD, noun. (informal) used to address a male
BUD, proper noun. A male nickname.
BUD, proper noun. (rare) (,) (chiefly US) A male given name.
BUD, proper noun. (informal) A nickname for the beer Budweiser.
BUD MOTH, noun. Spilonota ocellana, a tortricid moth whose larvae feed on various deciduous trees and shrubs.
BUD MOTHS, noun. Plural of bud moth
BUD UP, verb. (intransitive) To don a pair of ear buds in preparation to listening to a portable sound system.

Dictionary definition

BUD, noun. A partially opened flower.
BUD, noun. A swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals.
BUD, verb. Develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!".
BUD, verb. Start to grow or develop; "a budding friendship".

Wise words

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