leaf bud

noun

Definition of leaf bud

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

Examples of leaf bud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Examples might be: the dandelions beginning to flower, the lilac leafing out, the first Japanese beetle on your rose bush, or the oak tree beginning to redden with new leaf buds about to break open in spring. Marianne Willburn, Better Homes & Gardens, "Keeping a Garden Journal Is the Easiest Way to Become a Better Gardener," 20 May 2020 This gives them plenty of time to shut down the systems that cause active growing and hunker down for the winter with their leaf buds fully insulated by a thick outer shell. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Bonnie Blodgett: Living and (hands-on) learning with my Japanese larch," 16 Nov. 2019 Remove bottom foliage from the cutting, leaving two leaves or leaf buds at the top. oregonlive, "How to propagate plants from cuttings: Snip stems now to have new plants in spring," 4 Nov. 2019 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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“Leaf bud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20bud. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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