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bud out

Of a plant, to produce buds (which blossom into leaves or flowers). I'm so relieved to see that flower budding out—I thought I had killed it!
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a budding genius

A young person who exhibits signs of great intelligence. This kid's a budding genius—have you seen the complex equations he can solve?
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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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budding genius

a very bright and promising young person. Harry is a budding genius, but he seems like a fairly normal teenager.
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A research study highlighting the effect of different time of budding of peach on peach rootstocks was carried out at Malakander farm, N.
Topping was also done after 2-3 weeks of the budding with the purpose of diverting the food materials to budding growth.
The green buds were counted after 20 days of budding and the percent bud take success was calculated by using the following formula:
The sprouted buds in each treatment were counted 70 days after budding and sprouting percentage of bud was calculated with the following formula: