Blossom meaning

blŏsəm
To come into flower; bloom.
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To develop; flourish.

The child blossomed into a beauty.

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A flower or cluster of flowers.
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A flower or bloom, esp. of a fruit-bearing plant.
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A state or time of flowering.
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To begin to thrive or flourish; develop.
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A condition or period of maximum development.
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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.

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The state or season of producing such flowers.

The orchard is in blossom.

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(figuratively) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
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The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.
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(intransitive) To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.
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(intransitive) To begin to thrive or flourish.
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The definition of a blossom is a flower or a group of flowers.

A example of a blossom is a group of roses.

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Blossom means to grow or develop.

An example of to blossom is for a wild child to turn into a polite young lady.

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The condition or time of flowering.

Peach trees in blossom.

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To have or open into blossoms; bloom.
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Origin of blossom

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

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

  • 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