rosebud

noun

rose·​bud ˈrōz-ˌbəd How to pronounce rosebud (audio)
: the bud of a rose

Examples of rosebud in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosebud was in the 15th century

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“Rosebud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosebud. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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rosebud

noun
rose·​bud ˈrōz-ˌbəd How to pronounce rosebud (audio)
: the bud of a rose
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