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Bud vs. Dud — What's the Difference?

Bud vs. Dud — What's the Difference?

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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.
Apr 20, 2021

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.
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Bud

A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped leaf, flower, or leafy shoot.
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Dud

A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
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Bud

The stage or condition of having buds
Branches in full bud.
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Dud

(Informal) One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.
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Bud

Flowers from a female cannabis plant, especially after being harvested and prepared for smoking or other use
Bought some bud.
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Dud

Clothing.
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Bud

A single flower of a cannabis plant, especially a female flower
When to harvest buds.
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Dud

Personal belongings.
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Bud

An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
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Dud

(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.
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Bud

A small, rounded organic part, such as a taste bud, that resembles a plant bud.
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Dud

(informal) A failure of any kind.
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Bud

One that is not yet fully developed
The bud of a new idea.
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Dud

(informal) A loser; an unlucky person.
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Bud

An earbud.
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Dud

A lottery ticket that does not give a payout.
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Bud

Friend; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy
Move along, bud.
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Dud

Clothes, now always used in plural form duds.
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Bud

To put forth or produce buds
A plant that buds in early spring.
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Dud

Someone who is unsuccessful
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Bud

To develop or grow from or as if from a bud
"listened sympathetically for a moment, a bemused smile budding forth" (Washington Post).
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Dud

An explosion that fails to occur
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Bud

To be in an undeveloped stage or condition.
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Dud

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
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Bud

To reproduce asexually by forming a bud.
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Dud

Failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive;
He stepped on a dud mine
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Bud

To cause to put forth buds.
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Bud

To graft a bud onto (a plant).
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Bud

A newly sprouted leaf or blossom that has not yet unfolded.
After a long, cold winter, the trees finally began to produce buds.
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Bud

(figuratively) Something that has begun to develop.
Breast buds
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Bud

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.
Apr 20, 2021

Bud

Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the "bud"), or marijuana generally.
Hey bro, want to smoke some bud?
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Bud

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

A pretty young girl.
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Bud

Buddy, friend.
I like to hang out with my buds on Saturday night.
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Bud

Used to address a male
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Bud

(intransitive) To form buds.
The trees are finally starting to bud.
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Bud

(intransitive) To reproduce by splitting off buds.
Yeast reproduces by budding.
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Bud

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

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

(transitive) To put forth as a bud.
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Bud

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

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.
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Bud

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

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

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

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

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.
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Bud

A partially opened flower
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Bud

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

Develop buds;
The hibiscus is budding!
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Bud

Start to grow or develop;
A budding friendship
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