Definition of "redbud" [red•bud]

  • Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Cercis, having flat pods and pinkish flowers that bloom before the leaves appear. Also called Judas tree. (noun)

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Use "redbud" in a sentence
  • "Others, such as redbud, juniper and hophornbeam, need the cool, moist treatment after their seedcoats are made permeable."
  • "The adult female removes circular portions from the soft leaves of plants such as redbud, katsura, itea and roses, then uses these discs to line the holes of nests where individual eggs are laid."
  • "In Nashville, the sun has shown up at last with daffodils, redbud, forsythia, and Japanese magnolia in full celebration."