American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being in an early developmental stage: a gallery with the works of budding artists.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the putting forth or producing of buds. In the lower cryptogams the term is applied to a form of growth and reproduction, a modification of fission, in which the new cell swells out at the side of the parent cell, increases in size, and at length becomes detached. See
- n. In zoology, gemmation; a mode of asexual reproduction in animals analogous to budding in plants.
- n. In horticulture, a process, allied to grafting, for growing a different variety of fruit or plant from a given stock by transferring a bud with a little of the woody tissue behind it to a cleft in the bark of the stock. Adhesion takes place between the cambium layers or new-growth tissue of the two, assuring the life and growth of the bud. Many kinds of fruit are propagated in this way, as well as roses and other plants.
- Producing buds: as, a budding tree.
- Being in the condition of a bud; figuratively, being in an early stage of growth; being at the entrance of a period of life, a career, etc.: as, a budding orator.
- adj. That is beginning to develop.
- v. present participle of bud.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of producing buds.
- n. (Biol.) A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed sometimes remaining attached to the parent stalk or cell, at other times becoming free; gemmation. See Hydroidea.
- n. The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.
- n. reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
- adj. beginning to develop
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“They also found retroviral particles budding from the infected cells.”
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“This emerged from work with Yvonne Bissett while we were trying to identify a G1 control start similar to the one de - fined by Lee Hartwell in budding yeast.”
“And remember it is of first rate importance in budding, that the bud should be plump and fresh.”
“The lyrics rarely scratch below the surface - "Looks like Cupid just showed up," she later exults, referring to a budding romance - but Evans's voluptuous alto and unwavering conviction help compensate for the frequently lightweight sentiment.”
“In vain did she recall the budding resentment she had experienced upon Lady Hester's ill-considered revelation.”
“Brown, the visionary president of the Earth Policy Institute, recently called the budding green jobs sector the "great growth industry of the 21st industry.”
“Muslim groups that critics say is lending credibility to what has been identified as a budding support network for Islamist extremists, including front groups for the radical Muslim Brotherhood.”
“The process is somewhat different from ordinary fission and is called budding (Fig. 37, _B_).”
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