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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bud, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Budded; p. pr. & vb. n. Budding.]
 1. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, 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 like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.
 Syn: -- To sprout; germinate; blossom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a partially opened flower
      2: a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping
         immature leaves or petals
      v 1: develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!"
      2: start to grow or develop; "a budding friendship"
      [also: budding, budded]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See bud