Webster 1913 Edition
budde; cf. D.
butz, the core of a fruit, bud, LG.
butte, a hip of the dog-rose, or OF.
bouton, bud, button, OF.
boterto bud, push; all akin to E.
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.
A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See
a lepidopterous insect of several species, which destroys the buds of fruit trees; esp.
Eccopsis malanaon the apple tree.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise;
Syn. – To sprout; germinate; blossom.
To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear.
The apricot and the nectarine may be, and usually are,
buddedupon the peach; the plum and the peach are
buddedon each other.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To put forth shoots; to grow as a bud into a flower or shoot.
2.To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
3.To be in bloom, or growing like a young plant.