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bud 1

1. Botany
a. A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped leaf, flower, or leafy shoot.
b. The stage or condition of having buds: branches in full bud.
2. Informal
a. Flowers from a female cannabis plant, especially after being harvested and prepared for smoking or other use: bought some bud.
b. A single flower of a cannabis plant, especially a female flower: when to harvest buds.
3. Biology
a. An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
b. A small, rounded organic part, such as a taste bud, that resembles a plant bud.
4. One that is not yet fully developed: the bud of a new idea.
5. An earbud.
v. bud·ded, bud·ding, buds
1. To put forth or produce buds: a plant that buds in early spring.
2. To develop or grow from or as if from a bud: "listened sympathetically for a moment, a bemused smile budding forth" (Washington Post).
3. To be in an undeveloped stage or condition.
4. To reproduce asexually by forming a bud.
1. To cause to put forth buds.
2. To graft a bud onto (a plant).

[Middle English budde.]

bud′der n.

bud 2

n. Informal
Friend; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy: Move along, bud.

[Short for buddy.]


1. (Plants) a plant which buds
2. (Recreational Drugs) informal a concentrated form of the psychoactive chemical tetrahydrocannabidinol
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In Colorado, ArcView's report found traditional flower sales were down by roughly 56 percent while sales of concentrates like dabs, budder and cannabis oils quadrupled in 2016, accounting for more than $80 million, or 22 percent worth of sales, a far cry from the more than 13 percent of the market concentrates accounted for back in 2014 when Colorado first went completely legal.