to remove buds from the stems of (a plant), usually leaving only terminal buds, to ensure growth of large blooms
transitive verbdis·bud·ded, dis·bud·ding, dis·buds
- To remove buds from (a plant) to promote better blooms from the remaining buds or control the shape of the plant.
- To prevent the growth of horns on (livestock) by destroying or removing newly developing horns.
(third-person singular simple present disbuds, present participle disbudding, simple past and past participle disbudded)
dis- + bud