Burgeoned



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

Overland John William De Forest
The Lady of Loyalty House Justin Huntly McCarthy
Dreamers of the Ghetto I. Zangwill
A Daughter of Eve Honore de Balzac
Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives

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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