1. 1 〔つぼみ〕a bud; 〔木の芽〕a leaf bud; 〔若枝の〕a sprout, a shoot; 〔実生の苗〕a seedling
    • 芽が出る
    • 〔木などが〕bud/〔土から〕sprout up
    • 芽を出す
    • ((文)) put forth buds/come into bud/sprout
    • 木の芽がふくらんできた
    • The trees are budding [((文)) putting forth their (leaf) buds/coming into bud].
    • ばらの新芽が出てきた
    • The rose has begun to put out [((文)) forth] new shoots.
    • まいた種からまだ芽が出てこない
    • The seeds I sowed have not germinated [come up] yet.
  1. 2 〔卵の〕an embryo [émbriòu]
  1. 芽が出る
    • 彼は芽が出てきた
    • He got a lucky break./Things began to work out for him.
    • 彼は芽が出ないまま終わってしまった
    • He died in obscurity.
  1. 芽のうちに摘む nip ((evil)) in the bud
  1. 芽を摘む
    • 親が干渉しすぎて子供の才能の芽を摘んでしまった
    • Too much parental interference ruined the child's potential before it had a chance to develop.