[ blos-uhm ]
/ ˈblɒs əm /
the flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit.
the state of flowering: The apple tree is in blossom.
verb (used without object)
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.
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Origin of blossom
blos·som·less, adjectiveblos·som·y, adjectiveout·blos·som, verb (used with object)re·blos·som, verb (used without object)
un·blos·somed, adjectiveun·blos·som·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blossom into
/ (ˈblɒsəm) /
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
Derived Formsblossoming, noun, adjectiveblossomless, adjectiveblossomy, adjective
Word Origin for blossom
Old English blōstm; related to Middle Low German blōsem, Latin flōs flower
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Idioms and Phrases with blossom into
Also, blossom out. Develop, flourish, as in She's blossomed into a fine young woman, or His business has blossomed out and he's doing well. [Second half of 1800s]
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