re·​bloom (ˌ)rē-ˈblüm How to pronounce rebloom (audio)
rebloomed; reblooming; reblooms

intransitive verb

: to bloom again
especially : to bloom again in the same growing season
Certain varieties of iris will rebloom in late fall.
a reblooming daylily
rebloomer noun
plural rebloomers
These roses are dependable rebloomers.

Examples of rebloom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the plants to thrive and rebloom, Blazek said, filtered sunlight, the right moisture levels and watering habits are key. Jessica Damiano, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Jan. 2024 These bulbs are spent after one growing season and won't rebloom. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 27 Oct. 2023 Bare bulbs, however, have a much longer lifespan and can be encouraged to rebloom. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 27 Oct. 2023 Your orchid will rebloom with proper care the following year. 03 Pinstripe Calathea The lush foliage of the pinstripe calathea calathea (Calathea ornata) features green leaves with streaks of bright pink lines (hence the plant's name). Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Oct. 2023 The most immediate method to reduce infection is to simply trim off buds or branch tips that have heavy fungal growth since infected flower buds tend not to open normally anyway (no great loss then), though this can delay rebloom. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 24 Aug. 2023 Perennials don't rebloom as often as annuals, either. Lynn Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Apr. 2023 As important as their contributions to rebloom and fragrance, the Chinas and Teas brought new textures and shapes to garden roses: for example, the chalice blooms of 'Cramoisi Superieur' or the petals of the Tea rose 'Mrs. B.R. Cant', which look like they were squeezed from a tube of icing. Benjamin Whitacre, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Mar. 2023 Speakers’ topics include orchid basics and how to rebloom the flowers. Rose Wojnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rebloom was in 1606

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“Rebloom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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