Burgeon



to grow or develop quickly; flourish:
The town burgeoned into a city. He burgeoned into a fine actor.
to begin to grow, as a bud; put forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant (often followed by out, forth).
to put forth, as buds.
a bud; sprout.
Historical Examples

Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest J. Frank Dobie
Right Ho, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
Basil Everman Elsie Singmaster
The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck

verb
often foll by forth or out. (of a plant) to sprout (buds)
(intransitive; often foll by forth or out) to develop or grow rapidly; flourish
noun
a bud of a plant
v.

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