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noun [countable]     bud pronunciation in American English
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  1. 2
    a tightly curled up part of a plant that will open to form a leaf or flower
    in bud (=with buds but no flowers):

    Do not prune fruit trees when they are in bud.

  2. 3
    a part of a living thing that grows from it before separating and becoming a new organism

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