verb bour·geon \ˈbər-jən\

less common spelling of

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to send forth new growth (as buds or branches) :  sproutb :  bloom <when the flame trees and jacaranda are burgeoning — Alan Carmichael>

  3. 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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