flower bud


Definition of flower bud

: a plant bud that produces only a flower

Examples of flower bud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the period of nighttime darkness increases in late summer and early fall, flower bud initiation occurs. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Nothing says it's fall garden time like classic chrysanthemums, which come in many hues," 7 Oct. 2020 This arrangement comes with four flower blooms and one flower bud per stem. Ana Connery, CNN Underscored, "16 artificial plants and flowers that actually look real," 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, "Frequently Asked Questions and Advice," 11 Apr. 2020 Baby leaves are hardier than flower buds, Crimmins said. Jennifer Hijazi, Scientific American, "Cherry Blossoms Are Popping Out Early Because of Warming," 7 Mar. 2020 Like a flower budding in the spring, Shlomit Mintz is used to new beginnings. Andres Picon, BostonGlobe.com, "Newton seniors share art, stories at nonprofit’s showcase," 19 Feb. 2020 Watch out for too much warmth though or the flower buds will drop. Washington Post, "Winter cacti are hard to name but easy to grow," 17 Dec. 2019 The best time to move your Christmas cactus is before the flower buds start to form. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Move Christmas cactus before buds form," 23 Nov. 2019 The covering in question is not that which the trees’ fallen leaves and seed pods provide to forest floors, but the discreet cap which conceals their flower buds. The Economist, "Eucalyptus Road The long and tangled history of California’s eucalyptus trees," 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of flower bud

1703, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2020

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“Flower bud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower%20bud. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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