- 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.
Origin of blossom
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Examples from the Web for unblossomed
Shut in the folded leaves of the unblossomed years some dreams of passion and some flower of love must lie for him—that she knew.Folle-Farine
- 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)
- (of plants) to come into flower
- to develop or come to a promising stageyouth had blossomed into maturity
Word Origin and History for unblossomed
c.1200, from Old English blostm, blostma "blossom, flower, fruit," from Proto-Germanic *blo-s- (cf. Middle Low German blosom, Dutch bloesem, German Blust), from PIE *bhlow-, extended form of *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom," possibly identical with *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole). This is the native word, now largely superseded by bloom and flower.
late 14c., from Old English blostmian, from blostma "blossom, flower" (see blossom (n.)). Figurative use from late 14c. Related: Blossomed; blossoming.