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blossom

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noun blos·som \ˈblä-səm\

Simple Definition of blossom

  • : a flower especially of a fruit tree

Full Definition of blossom

  1. 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. 2 :  a peak period or stage of development

blos·somy play \-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

Rhymes with blossom


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blossom

verb blos·som

Simple Definition of blossom

  • : to produce flowers

  • : to change, grow, and develop fully

Full Definition of blossom

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  bloom

  3. 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>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of blossom

before 12th century



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