bud

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
bud

Plural
buds

A bud
  1. A bud is a small part of a plant which opens up and becomes a leaf or a flower.
    It's spring! The buds on the trees are opening!


Verb[change]

Plain form
bud

Third-person singular
buds

Past tense
budded

Past participle
budded

Present participle
budding

  1. To grow buds.
    The trees are finally starting to bud.
  2. To reproduce by splitting off buds.
    Yeast reproduces by budding.