What does bud mean?

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  1. A newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded.
  2. A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism.
  3. (usually uncountable, slang) Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the bud), or marijuana generally.
  4. A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.
  1. To form buds.
  2. To reproduce by splitting off buds.
  3. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  4. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.
  1. (informal) Buddy, friend.
  2. (informal) used to address a male
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