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Definition of budding:

  1. A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed sometimes remaining attached to the parent stalk or cell, at other times becoming free; gemmation. See Hydroidea.
  2. The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.
  3. The act or process of producing buds.


growing, young, promising, in bud, putting forth shoots, blossoming, undeveloped, latent, burgeoning, about to bloom, opening, beginning to grow or blossom or bloom, flowering, aspiring, pullulating, shooting up, vegetating, blooming, pubescent, immature, fresh.

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