blossom


1blos·som

noun \ˈblä-səm\

: a flower especially of a fruit tree

Full Definition of BLOSSOM

1
a :  the flower of a seed plant; also :  the mass of such flowers on a single plant
b :  the state of bearing flowers
2
:  a peak period or stage of development
blos·somy \-sə-mē\ adjective

Examples of BLOSSOM

  1. Her hair smelled of apple blossoms.
  2. <in the full blossom of her career as a writer>

Origin of BLOSSOM

Middle English blosme, from Old English blōstm; akin to Old English blōwan
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with BLOSSOM

2blossom

intransitive verb

: to produce flowers

: to change, grow, and develop fully

Full Definition of BLOSSOM

1
:  bloom
2
a :  to come into one's own :  develop <a blossoming talent>
b :  to become evident
c :  to make an appearance

Examples of BLOSSOM

  1. Their friendship blossomed into romance.
  2. <the fruit tree seemed to blossom overnight once the warm spring weather arrived>

First Known Use of BLOSSOM

before 12th century

Related to BLOSSOM

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

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