Definition of disbud in English:



[with object]
  • 1Remove superfluous or unwanted buds from (a plant).

    • ‘Violets that are being repotted should be disbudded.’
    • ‘Dormant cuttings are saved for bench grafting, stored in the cold; after soaking in fungicide solution, rootstock cuttings are disbudded and scion cuttings are cut into one-node pieces.’
    • ‘If you're interested in displaying roses for competition or just producing a nice specimen for the dinner table, try disbudding a few of your roses.’
    • ‘If only about 60 percent of the better stems are staked with canes and the other lateral shoots removed through disbudding, the plant forms bigger, and more showy flowers.’
    • ‘Every family in the village has some land with tea plants, and generations of the villagers are involved in making tea by disbudding leaves and stirring them in big pans.’
    1. 1.1Farming Remove the horn buds from (a young animal).
      • ‘We do not routinely disbud animals other than wethers, so if you would like to purchase a disbudded kid, make sure to let us know so it can be done early.’
      • ‘The code of recommendations for the welfare of livestock says only a trained and competent stock-keeper should perform disbudding and ideally a vet should do it.’
      • ‘The use of naturally polled breeds avoids the need to disbud animals.’
      • ‘The majority of Pygora breeders do disbud their animals at an early age for their own convenience.’
      • ‘A good time to disbud your kid is when he or she is 3 to 7 days old. The animal's potential for healing will be good at this time.’