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in (the) bud

In an undeveloped, immature, or incipient state. Tommy has become quite a little painter in bud recently. The young dramatist's style led one reviewer to liken him to an Ibsen in the bud.
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bud out

[for a flowering plant or tree] to develop buds. How early in the spring do the trees bud out around here? The trees bud out in early spring.
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nip something in the bud

Fig. to put an end to something before it develops into something larger. (Alludes to destroying a flower bud before it blooms.) I wanted to nip that little romance in the bud. The whole idea was nipped in the bud.
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nip something in the bud

to stop something soon after it has begun If this problem isn't nipped in the bud, it will soon get totally out of hand.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of nip (to cut) and bud (the part of a plant that develops into a flower)
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nip something in the bud

to prevent a small problem from getting worse by stopping it soon after it starts The strike was nipped in the bud by some clever negotiation.
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nip in the bud

Halt something at an early stage, or thoroughly check something. For example, By arresting all the leaders, they nipped the rebellion in the bud. This metaphoric expression, alluding to a spring frost that kills flower buds, was first recorded in a Beaumont and Fletcher play of 1606-1607.
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best bud

n. a best buddy; a best friend. Isn’t Bill your best bud? Why are you so mad at him?
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n. a Budweiser beer; any beer. (see also budhead.) How ’bout one of them buds in a green bottle?


and sense (bud) (sɪnts and ˈsɛnts (bəd))
n. seedless marijuana. (Drugs. From Spanish sinsemilla, “seedless.”) Where’s the sinse I was saving? Tom only gets high on sense bud.

sense bud

See sinse
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The sprouted buds in each treatment were counted 70 days after budding and sprouting percentage of bud was calculated with the following formula:
Five plants in each treatment were selected and the growth of the budding was measured using a measuring tape.
Number of branches was counted on the budding growth in each treatment and average number of branches per plant was worked out.
Number of leaves was counted on the budding growth in each treatment and the average number of leaves per plant was calculated.
The data recorded for the percent bud take success is presented in (figure-I), revealing that budding time had a non-significant impact on percent bud take success.
The data recorded for bud sprouting percentage is presented in figure-II, depicting that budding had non-significant effect on bud sprouting percentage.
Figure-III presents the data recorded for the budding growth, which explains that budding time caused a significant effect on budding growth.
The increase in budding growth is due to presence of greater number of leaves, that elevated the rate of photosynthesis and hence carbohydrate formation increased.
The data recorded for number of branches is presented in figure-IV, shows that budding time had significant effect on the number of branches.
Figure-V presents the data recorded for the number of leaves, revealing that budding time had significant effect on the number of leaves.
June 15th was found to be the best time for budding of the peach on peach rootstocks, as it produced maximum budding growth, number of branches, number of leaves, therefore this date is recommended for budding of peach.
Research on different budding methods in Propagation oftemperate-zone fruit nursery plants grown in subtropical areas.