Blossom Definition

blŏsəm
blossomed, blossoming, blossoms
noun
blossoms
A flower or bloom, esp. of a fruit-bearing plant.
Webster's New World
A state or time of flowering.
Webster's New World
A condition or period of maximum development.
American Heritage
(figuratively) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
Wiktionary

The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
withering
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verb
blossomed, blossoming, blossoms
To have or open into blossoms; bloom.
Webster's New World
To begin to thrive or flourish; develop.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Blossom

Noun

Singular:
blossom
Plural:
blossoms

Origin of Blossom

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English blōstm bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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