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blossom

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noun blos·som \ˈblä-səm\

Definition of blossom

  1. 1a :  the flower of a seed plant apple blossoms; also :  the mass of such flowers on a single plantb :  the state of bearing flowers

  2. 2 :  a peak period or stage of development

blossomy

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Examples of blossom in a Sentence

  1. Her hair smelled of apple blossoms.

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

Origin and Etymology of blossom

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


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blossom

verb blos·som

Definition of blossom

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  bloom

  3. 2a :  to come into one's own :  develop a blossoming talentb :  to become evidentc :  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

First Known Use of blossom

before 12th century


BLOSSOM Defined for English Language Learners

blossom

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noun

Definition of blossom for English Language Learners

  • : a flower especially of a fruit tree

blossom

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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

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noun blos·som \ˈblä-səm\

Definition of blossom for Students

  1. 1 :  1flower 1 cherry blossoms

  2. 2 :  1bloom 2 The tree is in full blossom.


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blossom

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verb blos·som

Definition of blossom for Students

blossomed

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blossoming

  1. 1 :  2bloom 1

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



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