flower bud

noun

Definition of flower bud

: a plant bud that produces only a flower

Examples of flower bud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using the same corn masa that is used for many other Latin American staple dishes, pupusas are traditionally filled with beans, cheese, pork, squash, and loroco, a native flower bud that is a staple ingredient in Salvadoran cuisine. Noé Sandoval, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2021 Garden personnel first noticed the flower bud in mid-September, and in just over a month, the bud has become about half a meter (over 3 feet) tall, with the narrow stem reaching up to 2 meters (over 6 feet) high. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 28 Oct. 2021 The plant, which is found on the Indonesian island of Java, is notoriously difficult to bloom, but a volunteer tended this 6-year-old plant, which produced a flower bud in mid-September. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 Cutting back the new growth in summer allows better air circulation and encourages flower bud formation for the following spring. oregonlive, 3 July 2021 Its thin porcelain walls suggest Ohr, but are turned in on themselves, like a flower bud set to open. New York Times, 13 June 2021 As the period of nighttime darkness increases in late summer and early fall, flower bud initiation occurs. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 7 Oct. 2020 This arrangement comes with four flower blooms and one flower bud per stem. Ana Connery, CNN Underscored, 28 Sep. 2020 Our kitchen contains a full complement of plant structures from carrot roots to the green bouquet of unopened flower buds of broccoli. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of flower bud

1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flower bud was in 1703

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“Flower bud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower%20bud. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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