- 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.
Origin of burgeon
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Examples from the Web for burgeoning
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There was a burgeoning within him of strange feelings and unwonted impulses.White Fang
He is also a blooming, blossoming, burgeoning Ass, and he doesn't know it.The Merryweathers
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Something inside him was changing, burgeoning in strange and disturbing growth.Pet Farm
Other factors served to enhance the burgeoning dairy industry.Frying Pan Farm
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She was overcome with shame and with the mystery of her own burgeoning womanhood.Martin Eden
- (often foll by forth or out) (of a plant) to sprout (buds)
- (intr ; often foll by forth or out) to develop or grow rapidly; flourish
- a bud of a plant
Word Origin and History for burgeoning
early 14c., "grow, sprout, blossom," from Anglo-French burjuner, Old French borjoner "to bud, sprout," from borjon "a bud, shoot, pimple" (Modern French bourgeon), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *burrionem (nominative *burrio), from Late Latin burra "flock of wool," itself of uncertain origin. Some sources (Kitchin, Gamillscheg) say either the French word or the Vulgar Latin one is from Germanic. The English verb is perhaps instead a native development from burjoin (n.) "a bud" (c.1300), from Old French. Related: Burgeoned; burgeoning.