big bud


Definition of big bud

  1. 1 :  any of several diseases of plants characterized by abnormal swelling of the buds: such as a :  such a condition in currants caused by a gall mite (Eriophyes ribis) b :  a virus disease of the tomato

  2. 2 less commonly big-bud hickory :  mockernut

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