bourgeon

verb
bour·​geon

less common spelling of

intransitive verb

1a : to send forth new growth (such as buds or branches) : sprout
b : bloom when the flame trees and jacaranda are burgeoning— Alan Carmichael
2 : to grow and expand rapidly : flourish The market for her work has burgeoned in recent years. tiny events which burgeon into national alarums— Herman Wouk

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“Bourgeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bourgeon. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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