burgeon


burgeon

verb

Definition of BURGEON

1
to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number <the trout population in the stream is burgeoning now that the water is clean>
2
to grow vigorously <the spring flowers burgeoned once the warm weather set in for good>
Synonyms burgeon (also bourgeon), flourish, prosper
3
to produce flowers <chrysanthemums usually burgeon in early fall>
Synonyms blossom, blow, burgeon (also bourgeon), effloresce, flower, unfold
Related Words leaf, leave; bud; open

Variants of BURGEON

burgeon also bourgeon

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up burgeon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).