bourgeon

verb bour·geon

Less common spelling of

intransitive verb
1 a : 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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