blossom

1 of 2

noun

blos·​som ˈblä-səm How to pronounce blossom (audio)
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 adjective

blossom

2 of 2

verb

blossomed; blossoming; blossoms

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

Noun Her hair smelled of apple blossoms. in the full blossom of her career as a writer Verb Their friendship blossomed into romance. the fruit tree seemed to blossom overnight once the warm spring weather arrived
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Noun
So Northerners so jealous of these gorgeous blue blossoms could finally enjoy the beauty that we Southerners know every June. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 20 May 2024 Plan your getaway during cherry blossom season to see the country's famous blooms for yourself. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for blossom 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blossom was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Blossom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blossom. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

blossom

1 of 2 noun
blos·​som ˈbläs-əm How to pronounce blossom (audio)
1
: the flower of a seed plant
apple blossoms
also : the mass of such flowers on a single plant
a light blossom on the rose bush
2
3
: a peak period or stage of development
blossomy adjective

blossom

2 of 2 verb
1
2
: to grow and do well
students who blossom in college

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