• Redbud. Judas-tree
    Redbud. Judas-tree
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n redbud small shrubby tree of eastern North America similar to the Judas tree having usually pink flowers; found in damp sheltered underwood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Redbud (Bot) A small ornamental leguminous tree of the American species of the genus Cercis. See Judas tree, under Judas.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n redbud Any tree of the American species of Cercis; the Judas-tree. The best-known, common in the interior and southern United States, is C. Canadensis, a small tree, the branches clothed in early spring with fascicles of small flowers of nearly peach-blossom color, followed by rather large heart-shaped pointed leaves. In southwestern woods it is very conspicuous when in blossom, and it is often cultivated for ornament. The flowers have an acid taste, and are said to be used, like those of the Old World Judas-tree, in salads, etc. The name is from the color of the flowers, and doubtless from their bud-like aspect even when open. C. reniformis, a Texan and Mexican species, is a smaller tree or a shrub often forming dense thickets, and C. occidentalis is a Californian shrubby species.
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In literature:

At Redbud the river seemed fiercer than farther up-stream.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
The Judas Tree (Redbud) never grows to be large.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
However, redbud is more tolerant of shade.
"The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation" by Henry S. Fitch
They were the dogwood and the redbud, and each was in full bloom.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
It was April, and redbud blushed through the forest, promising another spring.
"The Pocahontas-John Smith Story" by Pocahontas Wight Edmunds
The redbud is cultivated as an ornamental tree and for that purpose might be planted more generally in this State.
"Forest Trees of Illinois" by Fuller George D.

In poetry:

With redbud cheeks and bluet eyes,
Big eyes, the homes of happiness,
To meet me with the old surprise,
Her wild-rose hair all bonnetless.
"Discovery" by Madison Julius Cawein
In redbud brakes and flowery
Acclivities of berry;
In dogwood dingles, showery
With white, where wrens make merry?
Or drifts of swarming cherry?
"Deep In The Forest" by Madison Julius Cawein
The bliss of the wind in the redbud ringing!
What shall we do with the April days!
Kingcups soon will be up and swinging--
What shall we do with May's!
"Mating" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

A motorcycle rider lost his life for the first time in the history of the Redbud Trail near Buchanan.
I was told that 'Traveler' weeping redbud would do well.
25,000 people are expected for this weekend's big motocross racing event in Buchanan, Michigan at RedBud Track 'N Trail.
2013 KTM MXers, Ryan Dungey At RedBud And More – The Weekly Dirt: July 11, 2012.
Red Bull RedBud National Motocross Race Results.
Dungey Continues Dominance with Fourth Consecutive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Victory at RedBud.
BUCHANAN – The biggest race in the state on two wheels all summer returns Saturday when the 38th annual Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National takes to the legendary RedBud course.
Redbud boom Popular trees are survivors ripe for innovation.
Some chore tips from Redbud Physical Therapy.
Dungey Continues Dominance with Fourth Consecutive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Victory at RedBud .
Dungey, Fiolek win at RedBud .
Check out all the action from RedBud .
A Redbud tree was planted on the school grounds.
Willow Wood Garden Club went to Grovetown Elementary School Feb 15 to donate and plant two Redbud trees in honor of Arbor Day.
Reasor's Redbud Cafe: Hot buffet at Bixby store a great concept.