noun Date: 1705 any of several deciduous shrubs or trees (genus Cercis) of the legume family with usually pale rosy-pink flowers

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  • Redbud — Red bud ( b?d ), n. (Bot.) A small ornamental leguminous tree of the American species of the genus {Cercis}. See {Judas tree}, under {Judas}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redbud — ☆ redbud [red′bud΄ ] n. CERCIS …   English World dictionary

  • redbud — /red bud /, n. 1. an American tree, Cercis canadensis, of the legume family, resembling the Eurasian Judas tree and having small, budlike, pink flowers: the state tree of Oklahoma. 2. any of various related trees. [1695 1705; RED1 + BUD1] * * *… …   Universalium

  • redbud — Judas Ju das, n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. a. Treacherous; betraying. [1913 Webster] {Judas hole}, a peephole or secret opening for spying. {Judas kiss}, (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redbud — /ˈrɛdbʌd/ (say redbud) noun the leguminous American Judas tree, Cercis canadensis, bearing small, budlike, pink flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • redbud — kanadinis cercis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Cercis canadensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cercis canadensis angl. redbud šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • redbud — cercis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių (Caesalpiniaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Cercis). atitikmenys: lot. Cercis angl. Juda’s tree; redbud vok. Cercis; Judasbaum rus. багрянник lenk. judaszowiec …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • redbud — noun Any of several small trees, of the genus Cercis, having purple pink flowers that appear before the leaves; the Judas tree …   Wiktionary

  • redbud — n. tree that is native to North America and Eurasia and blossoms with pink bud like flowers before the rounded leaves appear in the spring, Judas tree (believed to be the type of tree on which Judas Iscariot hanged himself) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • redbud — noun a North American tree of the pea family, with pink flowers growing from the trunk, branches, and twigs. [Genus Cercis.] …   English new terms dictionary