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Another word for bud

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Noun
  1. A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts

    See also:

    love

  2. A source of further growth and development

      1. One thrown off from a burning substance.
      2. One resulting from friction.
      3. One remaining in an otherwise extinguished fire; an ember.
      1. A mature plant ovule containing an embryo.
      2. A small dry fruit, spore, or other propagative plant part.
      3. Seeds considered as a group:
      1. A central or essential part around which other parts are gathered or grouped; a core:
      2. Something regarded as a basis for future development and growth; a kernel:
      3. A membrane-bound organelle within a eukaryotic cell that contains most of the cell's genetic material. DNA transcription takes place in the nucleus.
      1. A grain or seed, as of a cereal grass, enclosed in a husk.
      2. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
      3. The central or most important part; the core:
      1. A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
      2. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
      3. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
      1. The collection of cells that has developed from the fertilized egg of a vertebrate animal, before all the major organs have developed.
      2. A collection of such cells of a human, especially from implantation in the uterine wall through the eighth week of development.
      3. The young sporophytic plant contained within a seed or an archegonium.
    See also:

    start

  3. A young person between birth and puberty

    See also:

    youth

    kin

Another word for bud

Noun
      1. The collection of cells that has developed from the fertilized egg of a vertebrate animal, before all the major organs have developed.
      2. A collection of such cells of a human, especially from implantation in the uterine wall through the eighth week of development.
      3. The young sporophytic plant contained within a seed or an archegonium.
      1. A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
      2. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
      3. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
      1. To hit, wound, or kill with a missile fired from a weapon.
      2. To remove or destroy by firing or projecting a missile:
      3. To make (a hole, for example) by firing a weapon.
    See also:

    flower

Idioms:

    nip-in-the-bud