Definition of Flower bud

1. Noun. A bud from which only a flower or flowers develop.

Terms within: Aestivation, Estivation
Specialized synonyms: Clove
Generic synonyms: Bud

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flower Bud

flower-spray ending
flower-spray organ of Ruffini
flower arrangement
flower basket of Bochdalek
flower bed
flower beds
flower box
flower boxes
flower bud (current term)
flower chain
flower child
flower children
flower cluster
flower deluce
flower flies
flower fly
flower garden
flower gardening
flower girl
flower girls
flower head
flower heads
flower people

Literary usage of Flower bud

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The position of the flower-bud varies with the kind of plant, ... The flower-bud is commonly larger and thicker than the leaf-bud. because it contains the ..."

2. Proceedings by American Pomological Society (1900)
"Figuratively speaking, the leaf bud devotes its whole attention to the temporal and physical development of the individual plant, while the flower bud looks ..."

3. Friends Intelligencer by Friends Intelligencer Association (1856)
"A leaf bud is never converted into a flower bud, nor is a flower bud, strictly, ... Sometimes after the flower bud has expanded and no fruit is produced, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1883)
"But the flower-bud continues to grow at a comparatively low temperature at ... In the peach, the growth of the flower-bud was very rapid between 32° and 40° ..."

5. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1870)
"The flower-bud is incapable of extension. W hile the leaf-bud may unfold leaf after leaf, and node after node, to an indefinite extent, the flower-bud ..."

6. Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians by Wilfred William Robbins, John Peabody Harrington, Barbara W. Freire-Marreco (1916)
"Op'u is used of any bud or young sprout, whether of flower, leaf, or stem. Of a flower bud which has not yet burst or opened the Tewa say: ..."

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