Search Result for "budding":
1. reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent;
1. beginning to develop;
- Example: "a budding genius"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bud \Bud\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Budded; p. pr. & vb. n. Budding.] 1. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot. [1913 Webster] 2. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn. [1913 Webster] 3. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To sprout; germinate; blossom. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Budding \Bud"ding\, n. 1. The act or process of producing buds. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) 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. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
95 Moby Thesaurus words for "budding": abecedarian, aboriginal, antenatal, autochthonous, beginning, blooming, blossoming, burgeoning, callow, creative, crescent, developed, dewy, elemental, elementary, embryonic, fetal, florescent, flourishing, flowering, formative, foundational, full-fledged, full-grown, fully developed, fundamental, gestatory, green, growing, grown, grown-up, hypertrophied, immature, impubic, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, inexperienced, infant, infantile, ingenuous, initial, initiative, initiatory, innocent, intact, introductory, inventive, juicy, mature, minor, naive, nascent, natal, new-fledged, original, overdeveloped, overgrown, parturient, postnatal, pregnant, prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, procreative, raw, ripening, rudimental, rudimentary, sappy, sprouting, tender, thriving, unadult, underage, undeveloped, unfledged, unformed, unlicked, unmellowed, unripe, unseasoned, ur, vernal, virginal