Pronunciation: (dis-bud'), [key]
—v.t., -bud•ded, -bud•ding. Hort.
1. to remove leaf buds or shoots from (a plant) to produce a certain shape or effect.
2. to remove certain flower buds from (a plant) to improve the quality and size of the remaining flowers.
3. to dehorn (livestock) by removing the horn bud or preventing its further development.
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