In botany, a bud is an undeveloped or embryonic shoot and normally occurs in the axil of a leaf or at the tip of the stem. Once formed, a bud may remain for some time in a dormant condition, or it may form a shoot immediately. Buds may be specialized to develop flowers or short shoots, or may have the potential for general shoot development. The term bud is also used in zoology, where it refers to an outgrowth from the body which can develop into a new individual.
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Famous quotes containing the word bud:
“The bud of the apple is desire, the down-falling gold,
The catbirds gobble in the morning half-awake
These are real only if I make them so. Whistle
For me, grow green for me and, as you whistle and grow green,
Intangible arrows quiver and stick in the skin
And I taste at the root of the tongue the unreal of what is real.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“Language is a living thing. We can feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating.”
—Gilbert Highet (19061978)
“... The states one function is to give.
The bud must bloom till blowsy blown
Its petals loosen and are strown;
And thats a fate it cant evade
Unless twould rather wilt than fade.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)