(third-person singular simple present blossoms, present participle blossoming, simple past and past participle blossomed)
- (intransitive) To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.
- (intransitive) To begin to thrive or flourish.
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.