flower bud


: a plant bud that produces only a flower

Examples of flower bud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After exposure to cool temperatures and short days for six weeks, flower buds are produced. Janet B. Carson, arkansasonline.com, 20 Nov. 2023 Prune summer and spring flowering shrubs now, before new flower buds form. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2023 Fertilize monthly, after their flowering season ends and when new growth starts, and then reduce when flower buds form. Emma Phelps, Southern Living, 30 Oct. 2023 Plants will soon form flower buds in preparation for spring bloom. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2023 This gives the plant plenty of time to set new flower buds for the following year. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 18 Oct. 2023 Old wood flower buds have to overwinter before opening and must rely on innate cold-hardiness or a sheltered spot in the garden to avoid damage. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 3 Aug. 2023 Plants grown with cooler night temperatures, between 55°F and 65°F, will often set flower buds regardless of day length. Kim Toscano, Southern Living, 7 Oct. 2023 It must be applied when the temperatures will be above freezing for at least 24 hours and before the leaf or flower buds start to open. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 1 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 10 Dec. 2023.

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