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 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 One of my favorite trees, the redbud, is in full bloom right now. Cori Brown,, 17 Apr. 2021 An annual top dressing of compost or leaf mold will help keep a redbud happy. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2021 The redbud is one of the most beautiful and useful trees in the garden and deserves more use. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2021 Available trees include red maple, red oak, chinquapin oak, redbud and desert willow, according to the Foundation. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 26 Oct. 2020 A few minutes later a flock of western bluebirds swept into the redbud, bringing another splash of color and animated energy. San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Oct. 2020 Earlier this year, just before a big rain, Wong dug two holes, one on each side of her restaurant, and planted two skinny redbud trees. Star Tribune, 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of redbud

1705, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2021

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“Redbud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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