Meaning of winter bud in English:

winter bud

noun

  • 1A dormant plant bud enclosed in a protective covering which enables it to survive during the winter.

  • 2A detachable bud-like organ, typically produced by certain aquatic plants, which functions as a vegetative propagule.

  • 3Zoology
    In freshwater bryozoans and sponges: a statoblast which is dormant through the winter.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Worlidge (d. 1693), writer on agriculture. From winter + bud.

Pronunciation

winter bud

/ˈwɪntə bʌd/