from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To remove buds from (a plant) to promote better blooms from the remaining buds or control the shape of the plant.
  • transitive v. To prevent the growth of newly developing horns on (livestock).
  • transitive v. To remove such horns from (livestock).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove buds from a plant in order to promote growth and health in the remaining buds.
  • v. To remove horn-buds from a young calf, lamb or goat kid, to prevent growth of horns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of buds or shoots; remove the unnecessary buds of, as a tree or vine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)
  • v. thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers


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dis- +‎ bud


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