disbud


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dis·bud

 (dĭs-bŭd′)
tr.v. dis·bud·ded, dis·bud·ding, dis·buds
1. To remove buds from (a plant) to promote better blooms from the remaining buds or control the shape of the plant.
2. To prevent the growth of horns on (livestock) by destroying or removing newly developing horns.

disbud

(dɪsˈbʌd) or

debud

vb, -buds, -budding or -budded
1. (Horticulture) to remove superfluous buds, flowers, or shoots from (a plant, esp a fruit tree)
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science to remove the horn buds of (calves, lambs, and kids) to prevent horns growing

dis•bud

(dɪsˈbʌd)

v.t. -bud•ded, -bud•ding.
to remove buds from (a plant) to enhance its shape or to improve its bloom.
[1715–25]

disbud


Past participle: disbudded
Gerund: disbudding

Imperative
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Present
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you disbud
he/she/it disbuds
we disbud
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they disbud
Preterite
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we disbudded
you disbudded
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Present Continuous
I am disbudding
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we are disbudding
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they are disbudding
Present Perfect
I have disbudded
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Past Continuous
I was disbudding
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they were disbudding
Past Perfect
I had disbudded
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he/she/it had disbudded
we had disbudded
you had disbudded
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Future
I will disbud
you will disbud
he/she/it will disbud
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Future Perfect
I will have disbudded
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Future Continuous
I will be disbudding
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disbudding
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disbudding
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we will have been disbudding
you will have been disbudding
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disbudding
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we had been disbudding
you had been disbudding
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Conditional
I would disbud
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we would disbud
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Past Conditional
I would have disbudded
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we would have disbudded
you would have disbudded
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disbud - thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
prune, snip, lop, cut back, clip, crop, trim, dress - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
2.disbud - destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)
dehorn - take the horns off (an animal)
References in periodicals archive ?
The first article I wrote in my school magazine explained how to disbud a show chrysanthemum, much to the amusement of the rest of my class.
Disbud dahlias by pinching out the side buds growing below the main terminal bud so that the remaining buds develop into larger blooms.
If you want your chrysanthemums to produce fewer but larger flowers, you'll need to disbud each flower stem.
Disbud and remove sideshoots of dahlias if you require larger blooms.
If you want large specimen blooms for garden display or indoor arrangements, you'll need to disbud, removing side buds by nipping out with the thumb and finger as soon as they are visible.