Definition of bud:
- A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.
- A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower.
- To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.
- To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
- To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear.
- To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
- "A Pagan of the Hills", Charles Neville Buck.
If, then, Christ also belongs to the number of those noble individuals who deserved so well, the blessing refers to Him, not indirectly, but directly; and if Christ be the chief of all this number, it then most directly, and in preference to all others, refers to Him;- although, in this germ, Abraham did not distinctly perceive His person, did not, nor could, except by special revelation, in this bud, so plainly discover the full growth of His merits.- "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1", Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg.
That's Bud Thomas's voice!- "Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert", Jessie Graham Flower.