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blossom

noun blos·som \ ˈblä-səm \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of blossom

1 a : the flower of a seed plant
  • apple blossoms
; also : the mass of such flowers on a single plant
b : the state of bearing flowers
2 : a peak period or stage of development

blossomy

play \-sə-mē\ adjective

Examples of blossom in a Sentence

  1. Her hair smelled of apple blossoms.

  2. in the full blossom of her career as a writer

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Origin and Etymology of blossom

Middle English blosme, from Old English blōstm; akin to Old English blōwan


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blossom

verb

Definition of blossom

intransitive verb
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 in a Sentence

  1. Their friendship blossomed into romance.

  2. the fruit tree seemed to blossom overnight once the warm spring weather arrived

Recent Examples of blossom from the Web

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First Known Use of blossom

before 12th century

blossom Synonyms

Synonyms
bloom, blow, burgeon (also bourgeon), effloresce, flower, unfold
Related Words
leaf, leave; bud; open
Near Antonyms
dry up, fade, shrivel, wilt, wither; die, drop, expire, perish

BLOSSOM Defined for English Language Learners

blossom

noun

Definition of blossom for English Language Learners

  • : a flower especially of a fruit tree


blossom

verb

Definition of blossom for English Language Learners

  • : to produce flowers

  • : to change, grow, and develop fully


BLOSSOM Defined for Kids

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blossom

noun blos·som \ ˈblä-səm \

Definition of blossom for Students

1 : 1flower 1
  • cherry blossoms
2 : 1bloom 2
  • The tree is in full blossom.

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blossom

verb

Definition of blossom for Students

blossomed; blossoming
1 : 2bloom 1
2 : to appear, change, grow, or develop The town blossomed into a city.


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