Word:   
Definitions of bud:
  • noun:   a partially opened flower
  • noun:   a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
  • verb:   start to grow or develop
    Example: "A budding friendship"
  • verb:   develop buds
    Example: "The hibiscus is budding!"
  • name:  A male given name (rare: 1 in 20000 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #951)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #74547)

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