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

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Recent Examples on the Web Of course, there are Japanese maples, mimosa or silk trees, and Eastern redbud trees. oregonlive, "Need tips on shade trees suitable for small backyards? Ask an expert," 28 June 2020 Snyder noted that trees planted so far include dawn redwood, sugar maple, horse chestnut, redbud, crabapple and tupelo. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Work on Rocky River’s new police station progressing; trees will be abundant," 25 May 2020 The redbuds bloomed, but in the limestone buildings, most of the doors were locked. Christine Fernando, Indianapolis Star, "Stunned by coronavirus, a college town slowly awakens to a surreal new normal," 11 Apr. 2020 The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens Many flowering fruit trees are in bloom in the Huntington’s marvelous Japanese and Chinese gardens, including peach, Japanese crab apple and Chinese redbud. Sharon Boorstin, Los Angeles Times, "Go now: L.A.'s cherry blossoms are popping, but not for long," 12 Mar. 2020 It should be used like a dogwood or redbud, on the edge of a wooded area, perhaps to announce a path into the shade garden. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "Planning your 2020 garden? You’ll want to check out the year’s Gold Medal Plants.," 1 Jan. 2020 She got settled into a corner room with a view of White Rock Lake, the Dallas skyline and, most exciting for Mom, redbud trees eight floors below. Leslie Barker, Dallas News, "Our family — like all families — is disrupted. But Mom takes it all in stride.," 24 Mar. 2020 The oaks, redbud and other flora might have a trace of green buds starting to emerge in some areas, but most flora is still in winter hibernation. Tom Stienstra,, "Where to go this weekend to enjoy this crazy warm weather," 26 Feb. 2020 By next week, they’ll be replaced with more hearty redbud and katsura trees. oregonlive, "Stump shocker: Why were the flowering trees cut down in downtown Portland’s Terry Schrunk Plaza?," 19 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of redbud

1705, in the meaning defined above

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“Redbud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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