disbud

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Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ bud

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disbud (third-person singular simple present disbuds, present participle disbudding, simple past and past participle disbudded)

  1. (horticulture) To remove buds from a plant in order to promote growth and health in the remaining buds.
  2. (veterinary) To remove horn-buds from a young calf, lamb or goat kid, to prevent growth of horns.