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〔受精卵の胚芽〕an embryo [émbriòu]
    • 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
    • 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.