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English noun: bud

1. bud (plant) a partially opened flower

Broader (hypernym)bloom, blossom, flower

Narrower (hyponym)rosebud

2. bud (plant) a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

Broader (hypernym)sprout

Narrower (hyponym)flower bud, leaf bud, mixed bud

English verb: bud

1. bud (change) develop buds

SamplesThe hibiscus is budding!.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)develop

2. bud (change) start to grow or develop

SamplesA budding friendship.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)begin, start

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