transitive verb Date: 1727 1. to thin out flower buds in order to improve the quality of bloom of 2. to dehorn (cattle) by destroying the undeveloped horn bud

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Disbud — Dis*bud , v. t. [See {Bud}, v.] (Hort.) To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disbud — [dis bud′] vt. disbudded, disbudding to remove buds from the stems of (a plant), usually leaving only terminal buds, to ensure growth of large blooms disbudding n …   English World dictionary

  • disbud — /dis bud /, v.t., disbudded, disbudding. Hort. 1. to remove leaf buds or shoots from (a plant) to produce a certain shape or effect. 2. to remove certain flower buds from (a plant) to improve the quality and size of the remaining flowers. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • disbud — verb /dɪsˈbʌd/ a) To remove buds from a plant in order to promote growth and health in the remaining buds. b) To remove horn buds from a young calf, lamb or goat kid, to prevent growth of horns …   Wiktionary

  • disbud — v. thin out buds or plant shoots to improve the quality of the remaining flowers and leaves; destroy undeveloped horn buds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disbud — verb (disbuds, disbudding, disbudded) remove unwanted buds from …   English new terms dictionary

  • disbud — dis·bud …   English syllables

  • disbud — dis•bud [[t]dɪsˈbʌd[/t]] v. t. bud•ded, bud•ding bot to remove buds from (a plant) to enhance its shape or to improve its bloom • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • disbud — /dɪsˈbʌd/ (say dis bud) verb (t) (disbudded, disbudding) to remove leaf or flower buds from (a plant, etc.), to improve the quality or shape of what remains …   Australian English dictionary

  • disbud — v.tr. (disbudded, disbudding) remove (esp. superfluous) buds from …   Useful english dictionary

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