Definition of 'bud'
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Please continue as long as the taste buds will stand up to it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That should help them set flower buds for future years. The Sun (2016)You'll forgive the premium price when the flavour of fresh oatmeal strokes your taste buds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Cut off old leaves, avoiding any emerging flowers and buds. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A weak electric current is used to target the taste buds responsible for salty flavours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In terms of flavour, the acid of the vinegar cuts through the fat of the oil to make the taste buds zing. The Sun (2016)Pale pink buds open to white fragrant flowers from April to October. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Next year, as soon as the flower buds are just visible, spray again. The Sun (2016)EF matches budding entrepreneurs with the skills to build a tech company, and then funds the idea they come up with. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That way your taste buds just get clobbered with uncooked salt or pepper. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their taste buds are the most effective of all. The Sun (2014)The experience taught the budding entrepreneur a valuable lesson. The Sun (2015)The pink buds open into small flowers that are a beautifully pure white. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Use a cotton bud dipped in white vinegar to remove any stray hair dye from your skin. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its flower buds are lighter in colour than when fully open. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This has coincided with a new wave of budding entrepreneurs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Collect and dispose of all flowers and petals and any dead flower buds on the plant. The Sun (2013)What do budding rock stars do on their days off? Times, Sunday Times (2010)You are meeting all these budding entrepreneurs of growing businesses who are taking a risk. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We wandered around the big garden and budding fruit trees as more memories flooded back. CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)At the tip of the buds one can see pale points where the leaves are just showing through. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What a promise of summer there is in those long, pointed buds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In winter, trees can be identified by their buds and bark. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And with some decent sunny spells, leaf buds are open and spring flowers coming out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And the diet saw our budding artist shed a staggering 10lb in just two weeks. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'bud'
British English: bud NOUN
A bud is a small pointed lump that appears on a tree or plant and develops into a leaf or flower.
My favourite time is early summer, just before the buds open.
Definition of bud from the Collins English Dictionary
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