• WordNet 3.6
    • v disbud destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)
    • v disbud thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disbud (Hort) To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disbud To deprive of buds or shoots; remove the unnecessary buds of, as a tree or vine. This is done for the needs of training, and in order that there may be more space and nourishment for the development of those buds which are allowed to remain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disbud dis-bud′ to deprive of buds or shoots.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Bud (v.)


In literature:

Disbudding also will have to be practised for the highest class of flowers.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
I pruned and disbudded the vines myself, and also crushed and pressed the grapes.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
After this disbudding, the two shoots left will grow rapidly, as they receive all the energies of the root system.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
If enormous blooms are wanted, disbud, leaving but one bud to each tip.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
They will look better, and no further disbudding of the plants will be necessary.
"Gardening for Little Girls" by Olive Hyde Foster