Bud moth
Bud Bud (b[u^]d), n. [OE. budde; cf. D. bot, G. butze, butz, the core of a fruit, bud, LG. butte in hagebutte, hainbutte, a hip of the dog-rose, or OF. boton, F. bouton, bud, button, OF. boter to bud, push; all akin to E. beat. See {Button}.] 1. (Bot.) A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See {Hydra}. [1913 Webster]

{Bud moth} (Zo["o]l.), a lepidopterous insect of several species, which destroys the buds of fruit trees; esp. {Tmetocera ocellana} and {Eccopsis malana} on the apple tree. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bud|worm — «BUHD WURM», noun. any one of various moth larvae destructive to buds. Larvae of the noctuid moth attack the tobacco plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leaf bud — Leaf Leaf (l[=e]f), n.; pl. {Leaves} (l[=e]vz). [OE. leef, lef, leaf, AS. le[ a]f; akin to S. l[=o]f, OFries. laf, D. loof foliage, G. laub, OHG. loub leaf, foliage, Icel. lauf, Sw. l[ o]f, Dan. l[ o]v, Goth. laufs; cf. Lith. lapas. Cf. {Lodge}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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