1
: full of bloom
2
: covered with bloom
bloomy plums
3
: showing freshness or vitality
all the bloomy flush of life is fledOliver 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

Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bloomy was in 1606

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“Bloomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bloomy. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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