rosebud

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noun rose·bud \ˈrōz-ˌbəd\

Definition of rosebud

  1. :  the bud of a rose

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First Known Use of rosebud

15th century


ROSEBUD Defined for English Language Learners

rosebud

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Definition of rosebud for English Language Learners

  • : the flower of a rose that has not opened : the bud of a rose

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