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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.
Contemporary Examples

Why Bush Loves Violence Justin Frank January 11, 2009
Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten Kick Off Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week Robin Givhan February 29, 2012
Wingnuts Excerpt—”Obama as Hitler” John Avlon March 30, 2010
Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness Marlow Stern January 6, 2015
Portrait of the Writer as a Young Doctor Dr. Abraham Verghese February 11, 2009

Historical Examples

At His Gates, Vol. 3(of 3) Margaret Oliphant
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
Rodin: The Man and his Art Judith Cladel
The Mayflower, January, 1905 Various
A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher

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


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