• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Leaf-bud a bud producing a stem with leaves only
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  • Susan Coolidge
    Susan Coolidge
    “Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leáf; Ger. laub, Dut. loof, a leaf.


In literature:

The single green leaf and the two scale bud shoots went on to natural development.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Opening leaf-bud with stipules.
"Handbook of the Trees of New England" by Lorin Low Dame
Every blossom, every leaf, every bud, every seed here is the work of an expert glass-maker.
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
Trees budded into a beautiful haze and then sprang into leaf, into bloom.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
They inflict great damage on the young leaf and fruit buds by feeding on them.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Every leaf, besides forming this masonry all down the tree, protected a bud at the base of its own stalk.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
In both forms the adventitious growth is much more frequently a flower-bud or an inflorescence than a leaf-bud or a branch.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Look out for bud worms and leaf-eating caterpillars.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
On the middle there are many blossom-buds, and on the top, leaf-buds again.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Stop new side shoots at the sixth leaf to produce fruit-buds.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
The red-tipped hawthorn buds are full of such a thought; the tender green of the leaf just born speaks it.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
They appear in March or April, before the leaf-buds have opened, and are dependent on the wind for the transfer of pollen.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
There were the woods, beginning to be beautiful, although not a leaf-bud was yet visible.
"A Round Dozen" by Susan Coolidge
He sprang up again and sang "The Tree's early leaf-buds" till the mountains resounded.
"Arne; A Sketch of Norwegian Country Life" by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
In this respect it differs from a leaf-bud.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Now long shining leaf buds show among the elm flowers and on the beeches.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
Open this leaf and nestling within will be a white flower bud.
"Woodcraft" by Alan Douglas
The trees all burst into bud and then into leaf.
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
The budding, leafing, and flowering of plants, seem to indicate this happy temperature of the earth.
"Woodland Gleanings" by Charles Tilt
With these trees the old leaf remains until forced off the limb by the new bud.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray

In poetry:

And the leaf-buds on the vine are woolly,
I noticed that, to-day;
One day more bursts them open fully
—-You know the red turns grey.
"The Lost Mistress" by Robert Browning
The loves I have kept for a lifetime,
Sweet buds I have shielded from snow,
Break forth into full leaf and tassel
When spring winds do blow.
"At The Window" by Maurice Thompson
"Sweet friends," the gentle nymph began,
"From opening bud to withering leaf,
One common lot has bound us all,
In every change of joy and grief.
"The Meeting Of The Dryads" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
O heart,—that beat the bird's blithe blood,
The blithe bird's strain, and understood
The song it sang to leaf and bud,—
What dost thou in the wood?
"Bare Boughs" by Madison Julius Cawein
Scorn not the lowly patient power:
Old Winter's root
Is bud and shoot,
Leaf and flower,
And—lo! the fruit:
Heaven is the Harvest of our humblest hour.
"Song The Eleventh" by Thomas Aird
So I by devious ways
Have pulled some easy sprays
From the down-dropping bough
Which all may reach, and now
I knot them, bud and leaf,
Into a rhymed sheaf.
"Prelude" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Poplar Tree Leaf Bud Extract Could Fight Skin Aging.
Poplar Tree Leaf Bud Extract Could Fight Skin Aging.
As the bud unfolds, we can see how the leaf is folded inside and surely marvel at how a leaf can be compressed so tightly inside the tiny bud.
The best time to plant a new tree is during the dormant season ­– early spring before bud break or in the fall after leaf drop.

In science:

This diagram is transformed into a blossom tree (e) by cutting edges into bud-leaf pairs as explained in the text.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Each pair of a bud immediately followed counterclockwise by a leaf is glued into an edge (b).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Alternatively, we may define the contour walk of a blossom tree by reading the sequence of buds and leaves clockwise around the tree starting from the root and performing a down (resp. up) step for each encountered bud (resp. leaf ) (see Fig.3).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Starting from height 0, it makes an ascending step for each encountered leaf and a descending one for each bud, hence ends at height 1.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Fig. 13: Any blossom tree (a) whose root is encircled by i ≥ 1 edges in the closing process of Sect.2.1 may be rerooted at the first excess bud clockwise from the root, while this original root is replaced by a leaf (b).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
In (c) and (d) we focus on the rearrangement of bud-leaf pairs in a general case.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Picking the bud from which the deepest encircling edge originates, we may reroot the tree at this bud and replace the original root by a leaf (see Fig.13).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
We denote by θ(M ) the mobile of excess d obtained from M by transforming each of its d unmatched buds into an edge connected to a new white leaf.
A bijection for triangulations, quadrangulations, pentagulations, etc
Moreover, θ is clearly a bijection between mobiles of excess −d and mobiles of excess d such that every exposed white corner belongs to a leaf (the inverse mapping θ−1 replaces each edge incident to an exposed leaf by a bud).
A bijection for triangulations, quadrangulations, pentagulations, etc
Finally, we grow from each bud ρij a ‘leaf ’ Tij , that is, a Galton-Watson tree with initial ancestor ρij and offspring distribution Z .
Biased random walk on critical Galton-Watson trees conditioned to survive
Vertices that are not leaves are colored black (so a black vertex means a vertex that is not a leaf ). A blossoming tree is a rooted plane tree where each black vertex v , whose arity i is positive, carries additional ly i − 1 dangling half-edges cal led buds (leaves carry no bud).
A simple formula for the series of bipartite and quasi-bipartite maps with boundaries