red·​bud | \ ˈred-ˌbəd How to pronounce redbud (audio) \

Definition of redbud

: any of several deciduous shrubs or trees (genus Cercis) of the legume family with usually pale rosy-pink flowers

Examples of redbud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along Main Street on a spring day — the surrounding mountains just beginning to blush with green and sprayed with purple redbud blossoms — there is only a lonely suggestion of the place Pound once was. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 23 May 2022 Its trunk grows straight but the redbud’s branches do not. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 Perhaps a redbud or Mexican plum would be a good fit. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Dec. 2021 There’s always room somewhere for a redbud or a sweetbay magnolia or possibly a ginkgo. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 Unfortunately, your redbud is susceptible to this disease and frequently affected. oregonlive, 23 May 2021 For example, a specimen tree such as a redbud looks smashing in spring, while oakleaf hydrangeas and serviceberry bushes have stunning fall color. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 2 Aug. 2021 Even ordinary birds like starlings and sparrows look extraordinary with gorgeous redbud blooms surrounding them. Cori Brown,, 17 Apr. 2021 Those who register will receive a free Mood Stadium Cup, free redbud tree seedling and neighborhood walking routes. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 27 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of redbud

1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Redbud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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