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Bud vs. Buddy

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Budnoun

A newly sprouted leaf or blossom that has not yet unfolded.

‘After a long, cold winter, the trees finally began to produce buds.’;

Buddynoun

A friend or casual acquaintance.

‘They have been buddies since they were in school.’;

Budnoun

(figuratively) Something that has begun to develop.

‘breast buds’;

Buddynoun

A partner for a particular activity.

‘drinking buddies’;

Budnoun

A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism.

‘In this slide, you can see a yeast cell forming buds.’;

Buddynoun

An informal and friendly address to a stranger; a friendly placeholder name for a person one does not know.

‘Hey, buddy, I think you dropped this.’;

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Budnoun

Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the “bud”), or marijuana generally.

‘Hey bro, want to smoke some bud?’;

Buddyverb

(transitive) To assign a buddy, or partner, to.

Budnoun

A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.

Buddyadjective

Resembling a bud.

Budnoun

A pretty young girl.

Buddynoun

a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

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Budnoun

Buddy, friend.

‘I like to hang out with my buds on Saturday night.’;

Budnoun

(informal) used to address a male

Budverb

(intransitive) To form buds.

‘The trees are finally starting to bud.’;

Budverb

(intransitive) To reproduce by splitting off buds.

‘Yeast reproduces by budding.’;

Budverb

(intransitive) To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.

Budverb

(intransitive) To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.

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Budverb

(transitive) To put forth as a bud.

Budverb

(transitive) To graft by inserting a bud under the bark of another tree.

Budnoun

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.

Budnoun

A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.

Budverb

To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.

Budverb

To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.

Budverb

To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.

Budverb

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, budded upon the peach; the plum and the peach are budded on each other.’;

Budnoun

a partially opened flower

Budnoun

a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

Budverb

develop buds;

‘The hibiscus is budding!’;

Budverb

start to grow or develop;

‘a budding friendship’;

Bud

In botany, a bud is an undeveloped or embryonic shoot and normally occurs in the axil of a leaf or at the tip of a stem. Once formed, a bud may remain for some time in a dormant condition, or it may form a shoot immediately.

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