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 Other Types of Camellia Camellia sinensis: This variety of leaves and leaf buds produce tea. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 28 Jan. 2024 New flower and leaf buds are much more susceptible to injury from the cold. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Jan. 2024 Beech leaf disease is caused by tiny, invasive round worms that feed on the inside of beech leaf buds, causing the leaves to become deformed. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 2 Aug. 2023 Hardy hibiscus is not poisonous, the leaf buds, young leaves and flowers of hardy hibiscus can be cooked or eaten raw. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 14 June 2023 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, 27 Mar. 2023 There were no flower buds this year but some tiny leaf buds, some of which were damaged in the late freezes. oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2023 The warm days have encouraged flower and leaf buds to swell. Chris McKeown, The Enquirer, 18 Mar. 2023 The rest will need to be trimmed off as the weather that killed the foliage probably also killed any dormant leaf buds on those stems. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leaf bud was in 1658

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“Leaf bud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf%20bud. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

leaf bud

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