redbud

noun
red·bud | \ ˈred-ˌbəd \

Definition of redbud 

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

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The redbud had a purple ribbon and purple balloons on either side. Bill Leukhardt, courant.com, "Wethersfield School Remembers First Grader Who Died Of Cancer," 27 Apr. 2018 Leafrollers are tying leaves of redbuds, sweetgums, vinca groundcover, pyracanthas, cotoneasters and other plants together. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "The tough half of the gardening marathon is ahead. Here's how to finish strong," 6 July 2018 Large shrubs or small trees: Japanese maple (Acer palmatum); pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia); ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius); redbud (Cercis canadensis). Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Many plants die when grown near black walnut trees. These are the ones that survive.," 20 June 2018 Huddled under the little shade the blooming redbud trees provided, about 200 friends, supporters, coworkers, fellow veterans and new neighbors lined Vershire Circle to welcome the Kadleck family to the Woodlands. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Army veteran, family receive new house from Operation Finally Home," 9 June 2018 This year, several types of trees are available, including sugar maple, shingle oak, and eastern redbud. Zipporah Osei, BostonGlobe.com, "A film festival, tree planting, and vintage video games," 8 June 2018 And the area has been decorated with new redbud, locust and magnolia trees. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "Arlington Cemetery to open new section with space-saving pre-dug graves," 4 June 2018 Among them are hickory, redbud, eastern hophornbeam, white oak, beech, magnolia, maple, sweetbay, holly, Florida anise, sweetgum, dogwood and swamp tupelo. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Liberty County: Gorgeous views of the Apalachicola River," 7 May 2018 Smaller trees available were Chinese dogwood, eastern redbud, serviceberry, pawpaw, golden raintree and witch hazel. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Chilly, soggy weather didn't stop Keep Lakewood Beautiful volunteers from sprucing up the city," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of redbud

1705, in the meaning defined above

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