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[uh-bloom] /əˈblum/
adverb, adjective
in bloom; blossoming; flowering.
Origin of abloom
First recorded in 1850-55; a-1 + bloom1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The shores of the river were very interesting, being high wooded hills which were abloom.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • The cliffs are abloom with blossoms of gold, like a garden of woodland flowers.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • The purple heather was all abloom along the slopes of the hill-sides.

    In the Days of My Youth Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
  • They come when our daffodils are all abloom, and go when the roses are fading.

    Birds of the wave and woodland Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson
  • Lilacs were abloom in every garden, and buttercups made the fields look yellow.

  • The place was neglected, but nature had rioted there, and it was all abloom with wild flowers and weeds.

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
  • Here is one of these flowers; a century plant it is, watered with precious blood, and abloom in sweet solitude.

    Sketches of the Covenanters J. C. McFeeters
  • A few days later, when we came down to breakfast, there it was abloom, nodding in at the open window.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints Walter Prichard Eaton
  • Her valleys are all abloom with millions of fruit trees, and spring is well advanced.

    Winged Wheels in France Michael Myers Shoemaker
  • In winter, abloom with snow flowers or in penciled tracery against the sky, how trustfully it sleeps!

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for abloom


(postpositive) in flower; blooming
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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