leaf bud

noun

Definition of leaf bud

: a bud that develops into a leafy shoot and does not produce flowers

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Predators may then mistake them for something inedible, such as a leaf bud. Magnus Wennman, National Geographic, "See our three favorite scientific breakthroughs this month," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of leaf bud

1658, in the meaning defined above

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