Pink blossoms on a cherry tree.
- The definition of a blossom is a flower or a group of flowers.
A example of a blossom is a group of roses.
- Blossom means to grow or develop.
An example of to blossom is for a wild child to turn into a polite young lady.
- a flower or bloom, esp. of a fruit-bearing plant
- a state or time of flowering
Origin of blossomMiddle English blosme from Old English blostma, blostm: for Indo-European base see bloom
- to have or open into blossoms; bloom
- to begin to thrive or flourish; develop
- A flower or cluster of flowers.
- The condition or time of flowering: peach trees in blossom.
- A condition or period of maximum development. See Synonyms at bloom1.
intransitive verbblos·somed, blos·som·ing, blos·soms
- To come into flower; bloom.
- To develop; flourish: The child blossomed into a beauty.
Origin of blossomMiddle English from Old English blōstm ; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.
- A flower, especially indicative of fruit as seen on a fruit tree etc.; taken collectively as the mass of such flowers.
- The blossom has come early this year.
- The state or season of producing such flowers.
- The orchard is in blossom.
- (figuratively) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
- The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.
(third-person singular simple present blossoms, present participle blossoming, simple past and past participle blossomed)
Middle English blosme, from Old English blōstm, blōstma, from Proto-Germanic *blōstama (compare West Frisian blossem, Dutch bloesem), enlargement of *blōstaz (compare German Blust), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃-s- ‘bloom, flower’ (compare Latin flōs ‘flower’, Flōra ‘goddess of plants’, Albanian bleron (“to blossom, thrive”)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- ‘to thrive, bloom’. More at blow.