The definition of burgeon means to grow or blossom.verb
An example of burgeon is a cherry tree flowering in springtime.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- to put forth buds, shoots, etc.; sprout
- to grow or develop rapidly; expand; proliferate; flourish: the burgeoning suburbs
Origin: ME burjounen < OFr burjoner < burjon, a bud < VL *burrio, a bud < LL burra, wool, shaggy garment
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also bour·geonintransitive verb bur·geoned also bour·geoned, bur·geon·ing also bour·geon·ing, bur·geons also bour·geons
- a. To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; sprout.b. To begin to grow or blossom.
- To grow or develop rapidly.
Origin: Middle English burgeonen, from Old French borjoner, from burjon, a bud, from Vulgar Latin *burriō, burriōn-, from Late Latin burra, a shaggy garment.