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bud (2)

 [W3, something likened to a bud, esp. in shape] n. an individual clump of hair forming a braid (usually in reference to men's dread locks), especially the part towards the roots after it has grown out and formed a tuft: He got t'ick buds (Nassau).
—v.
(of hair) to form such tufts: My hair all bud up (Nassau).

Tags: anatomy, noun, verb

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Last update: 2010-09-15 02:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Nicolette Russell:
A 65 year-old male from New Providence, Bahamas stated that the term "bud" was used to describe the clump formed after a man with nappy hair would roll, pull and tightly twist his hair in several small portions.
Added at: 2014-03-16 21:30