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Bud vs. Dud

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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.’;

Dudnoun

(informal) A device or machine that is useless because it does not work properly or has failed to work, such as a bomb, or explosive projectile.

Budnoun

(figuratively) Something that has begun to develop.

‘breast buds’;

Dudnoun

(informal) A failure of any kind.

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.’;

Dudnoun

(informal) A loser; an unlucky person.

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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?’;

Dudnoun

A lottery ticket that does not give a payout.

Budnoun

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

Dudnoun

Clothes, now always used in plural form duds.

Budnoun

A pretty young girl.

Dudnoun

someone who is unsuccessful

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Budnoun

Buddy, friend.

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

Dudnoun

an explosion that fails to occur

Budnoun

(informal) used to address a male

Dudnoun

an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual;

‘the first experiment was a real turkey’; ‘the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned’;

Budverb

(intransitive) To form buds.

‘The trees are finally starting to bud.’;

Dudadjective

failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive;

‘he stepped on a dud mine’;

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Budverb

(intransitive) To reproduce by splitting off buds.

‘Yeast reproduces by budding.’;

Dud

A dud is an ammunition round or explosive that fails to fire or detonate, respectively, on time or on command. Poorly designed devices (for example, improvised explosive devices (IEDs)), and small devices, have higher chances of being duds.Duds are still dangerous, and can explode if handled.

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.

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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