Blossom



the flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit.
the state of flowering:
The apple tree is in blossom.
Botany. to produce or yield blossoms.
to flourish; develop (often followed by into or out):
a writer of commercial jingles who blossomed out into an important composer.
(of a parachute) to open.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

‘Silicon Valley’ and the Return of Stoner Television Rich Goldstein April 9, 2014
The Stacks: The Eyes of Winter: Paul Newman at 70 Peter Richmond October 10, 2014
The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic Kevin Fallon November 18, 2014
The YouTube Music Awards Were Alarmingly Strange and Epically Cool Kevin Fallon November 3, 2013
How Meryl Streep Nailed Her Sara Moulton August 3, 2009

Historical Examples

Our Little Japanese Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
Romantic Ballads George Borrow
The Youth’s Companion Various
The Preacher and His Models James Stalker
The Southerner Thomas Dixon

noun
the flower or flowers of a plant, esp conspicuous flowers producing edible fruit
the time or period of flowering (esp in the phrases in blossom, in full blossom)
verb (intransitive)
(of plants) to come into flower
to develop or come to a promising stage: youth had blossomed into maturity
n.
v.

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