Bud vs Inoculate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between bud and inoculate
is that bud
is to form buds while inoculate
is (immunology) to introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.
As a noun bud
is a newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded or bud
can be (informal) buddy, friend.
From (etyl) budde 'bud, seedpod', from (etyl) .
A newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded.
(usually uncountable, slang) Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the bud ), or marijuana generally.
- After a long, cold winter, the trees finally began to produce buds .
A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism.
- Hey bro, want to smoke some bud ?
A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.
- In this slide, you can see a yeast cell forming buds .
* (marijuana) nug; see also
* taste bud
* bud of promise
To form buds.
To reproduce by splitting off buds.
- The trees are finally starting to bud .
To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.
- Yeast reproduces by budding .
- a budding virgin
(informal) Buddy, friend.
(informal) (used to address a male)
- I like to hang out with my buds on Saturday night.
* See also
(immunology) To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.
(by extension) To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
To add one substance to another; to spike.
To graft by inserting buds.
- The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
- to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another
(figurative) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue.
- to inoculate a tree
- to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity
* immunize / immunise