1. bud, flower, bloom, blossom

usage: a partially opened flower

2. bud, sprout

usage: a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals


1. bud, develop

usage: develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!"

2. bud, begin, start

usage: start to grow or develop; "a budding friendship"

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