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ETYM Old Eng. budde; cf. Dutch bot, German butze, butz, the core of a fruit, bud, LG. butte in hagebutte, hainbutte, a hip of the dog-rose, or Old Fren. boton, French bouton, bud, button, Old Fren. boter to bud, push. Related to Button.
Undeveloped shoot usually enclosed by protective scales; inside is a very short stem and numerous undeveloped leaves, or flower parts, or both. Terminal buds are found at the tips of shoots, while axillary buds develop in the axils of the leaves, often remaining dormant unless the terminal bud is removed or damaged. Adventitious buds may be produced anywhere on the plant, their formation sometimes stimulated by an injury, such as that caused by pruning.
1. A partially opened flower.
2. A swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals.
ETYM Old Eng. boton, botoun, French bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, from bouter to push. Related to Butt an end.
1. Any of various plant parts that resemble buttons.
2. Sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes.
1. Attention to what is seen
2. Good discernment or judgment (either with the eyes or as if with the eyes)
3. A small hole or loop (as in a needle)
1. The bud of a rose.
2. (A literary reference to) A pretty young girl.