BUD, noun [Gr. to plant or beget.] A gem; the shoot of a plant; a small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves or a flower. It is called by botanists the hybernacle, the winter lodge or receptacle of the leaves or flowers of plants, and is an epitome of a flower, or of a shoot, which is to be unfolded the succeeding summer. It is covered with scales, which are intended to defend the inclosed rudiments from cold and other external injuries.are of three kinds; that containing the flower; that containing the leaves; and that containing both flower and leaves.
BUD, verb intransitive To put forth or produce buds or gems. Job 19:9.
1. To put forth shoots; to grow as a bud into a flower or shoot.
2. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud as a horn.
3. To be in bloom, or growing like a young plant.
BUD, verb transitive To inoculate a plant; to insert the bud of a plant under the bark of another tree, for the purpose of raising, upon any stock, a species of fruit different from that of the stock.