flower bud


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flower bud a bud from which only a flower or flowers develop
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flower bud an unopened flower.
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  • Robert Herrick
    Robert Herrick
    “Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.”


In literature:

And the buds did blossom into lovely flowers, even lovelier, the children thought, than the first ones.
"The Thirteen Little Black Pigs" by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
Ah, I doubt if we ever valued flowers as we did those precious dewy buds.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
She goes through the wood and touches the flowers and the trees and they bud at once.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
Light soft on the babe's cheek, and nurse the budding flower.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
Some months later, as she was walking in her garden, she saw two beautiful flower-buds on a large bel-tree that grew in it.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
The female pierces the flower-buds and lays her eggs in them.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
I never notice the bud till it is a full-blown passion-flower!
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Flowers and leaves and buds because you love them.
"Stained Glass Work" by C. W. Whall
In his hand he held a wilted camellia bud and a crushed cactus flower.
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
A brightly-coloured bird, the redstart, appears suddenly in spring, like a flower that has bloomed before the bud was noticed.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
She was like the budding woods in spring, like little white and blue flowers growing.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Charles' gaze wandered from him to Narcisa, who, Domingo Escobar had said, resembled a flower bud.
"The Bright Shawl" by Joseph Hergesheimer
His last was the flower of his life-work and he saw the budding of it, and was satisfied with its beauty.
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
At last he came to a lovely rose-tree with one open flower and a little bud.
"Lulu's Library, Volume II" by Louisa M. Alcott
About his head a wreath of moon-coloured buds like frost-flowers was set.
"The Three Mulla-mulgars" by Walter De La Mare
Motauri followed the old first cult of sea and sun, of whispering tree and budding flower.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
The planting of the seed, the growth, the bud and flower must be rapid.
"Walt Whitman" by Robert G. Ingersoll
No buds, no leaves; nothing but these myriad serene white flowers springing from the hard wood.
"Adventures and Enthusiasms" by E. V. Lucas
The upper leaf subtends or encloses the flower bud.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The flower buds are made the fall before.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn

In poetry:

Nor a bud, nor a flower,
Nor a leaf is there now;
They are gone whom she slighted—
There's nought but the bough.
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
Bring flowers for the maiden gay,
Bring flowers rich and rare,
And weave the buds of brightest hue
Among her waving hair.
"Flowers" by William James Jones
Who can fold those flowers again,
In the way he found them?
Or those spreading leaves restrain,
In the buds that bound them?
"To K.M.D." by James Clerk Maxwell
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a flying:
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
"To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time" by Robert Herrick
Her bloom was like the springing flower,
That sips the silver dew;
The rose was budded in her cheek,
Just opening to the view.
"William And Margaret" by Henry Morley
Thy shy little pomegranate bud,
blushing to-day behind her veil,
will burst into a passionate flower
to-morrow when I am away.
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore

In news:

Females lay their eggs inside the sepals of flower buds or leafy tips.
Spring was just budding forth when I arrived so the fields were full of wild flowers, tulips and daffodils.
In 1991, Portland Mayor Bud Clark and Oregon City Mayor Dan Flower re-enacted the 1845 coin toss that decided between the names Portland and Boston.
If the temperature gets much about 65 F, you can damage the flower buds.
Temperatures above 70 F may damage the flower buds.
These shrubs set their flower buds in summer and pruning any other time will eliminate the all important spring floral display.
Buds produce a flower which opened at 10pm before closing twelve hours later.
According to de Vogel, the buds would flower at 10pm before closing again around twelve hours later.
If necessary to control shape and size, prune after blooming, because flower buds are formed on the previous year's growth.
Hibiscus can fail to set flower buds or will abort unopened buds because of too much nitrogen fertilizer, hot and dry weather, or insect infestations.
"The Lilies" made their debut in 2001, known for their spectacular and long lasting flowering buds.
Effects of average daily temperature on time to flower and number of flower buds in petunia.
To make a gallon of potpourri, combine all dry ingredients, such as flower petals, buds, leaves, herbs, fruits, pods and spices.
To make a gallon of potpourri , combine all dry ingredients, such as flower petals, buds, leaves, herbs, fruits, pods and spices.
Both are a result of premature budding that occurs when plants initiate flower buds prematurely due to stressful weather and growing conditions before reaching reproductive stage.