bud [-s] n


  1. Blossom; colorful petals; (see Isaiah 18:5).
  2. Spring; time of unfolding; month when plants sprout; season of renewal.
  3. Sprout; shoot; kernel; [fig.] genesis; emergence; coming forth; (see Isaiah 61:11).
  4. Top part of a flower; head of a blossoming plant.
  5. Pod; casque; floral hip.
  6. Gem; hybernacle; closed blossom.
  7. Flag; banner; standard; pennant; ensign; colors; beacon.