American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To remove buds from (a plant) to promote better blooms from the remaining buds or control the shape of the plant.
- v. To prevent the growth of newly developing horns on (livestock).
- v. To remove such horns from (livestock).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of buds or shoots; remove the unnecessary buds of, as a tree or vine. This is done for the needs of training, and in order that there may be more space and nourishment for the development of those buds which are allowed to remain.
- v. horticulture To remove buds from a plant in order to promote growth and health in the remaining buds.
- v. veterinary To remove horn-buds from a young calf, lamb or goat kid, to prevent growth of horns.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Hort.) To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree.
- v. destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)
- v. thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
- dis- + bud (Wiktionary)
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