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.
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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)
(of plants) to come into flower
to develop or come to a promising stage: youth had blossomed into maturity
a spot or stain, especially of ink on paper. a blemish on a person’s character or reputation: He had been haunted by a blot on his past. Archaic. an erasure or obliteration, as in a writing. to spot, stain, soil, or the like. to darken; make dim; obscure or eclipse (usually followed by out): We […]
a large, irregular spot or blot. Plant Pathology. a diseased, discolored spot or area on a plant. a disease so characterized, usually accompanied by cankers and lesions. a skin eruption; blemish. to mark with blotches; blot, spot, or blur: The floor of the forest was blotched with cool, dark moss. Textiles. of or relating to […]
noun (biochem) a technique for analysing biological molecules, such as proteins (Western blot analysis), DNA (Southern blot analysis), and RNA (Northern blot analysis), involving their separation by gel electrophoresis, transfer to a nitrocellulose sheet, and subsequent analysis by autoradiography Also called blotting
a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted. an ornamental or protective plate around a keyhole, door handle, drawer pull, light switch, etc. Nautical. a panel on the stern of a vessel bearing its name and port of registry. blot on one’s escutcheon, a stain on one’s reputation; disgrace. Historical […]