bloomy

adjective \ ˈblü-mē \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of bloomy

1 : full of bloom
2 : covered with bloom
  • bloomy plums
3 : showing freshness or vitality
  • all the bloomy flush of life is fled
  • —Oliver Goldsmith
4 : having or being a thin, whitish rind formed on cheese by exposure to mold
  • … a sophisticated bohemian crowd sipping Baltic whites with their bloomy cheeses.
  • —Lesley Bargar Suter
  • Soft cheeses usually have a soft interior and a bloomy rind—a rind that is pliable and edible.
  • —Peggy Cullen

First Known Use of bloomy

1606

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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