verb (used without object)
- bloor, ella reeve,
- blossom into,
- blossom-end rot,
- blot analysis,
- blot out
Origin of blossom
Examples from the Web for blossom
Mayim Bialik and the cast of Blossom Charming family moment, or the beginning of a “Very Special Episode” of Blossom?The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic|Kevin Fallon|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My finger burned when it touched the blossom of lead embedded in the ceramic armor.
What Newman brought to the screen, what allowed him to blossom, was his ability to make Hud and Harper and Fast Eddie so familiar.
The seeds Stewart has planted over the years have taken root and are starting to blossom.How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering|Dean Obeidallah|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Degrassi High had a “found stash” episode in 1990, as did Blossom and Saved By the Bell in 1991.‘Silicon Valley’ and the Return of Stoner Television|Rich Goldstein|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mis' Blossom was into it, and he come around to paint her up.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Mrs. Blossom was sure the basket was not big enough to contain him, and wondered what had become of him.Across India|Oliver Optic
Mrs. Stacy had always expected that Blossom's children would be her grandchildren.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry|Charles Neville Buck
Blight appears on apple trees in three forms, as blossom blight, as twig blight, and as blight cankers.Apple Growing|M. C. Burritt
Oranges are here seen on the trees; and the trees, shrubs and flowers are green, and some of them in blossom.The Story of My Life|Egerton Ryerson
Word Origin for blossom
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 This is the native word, now largely superseded by bloom and flower.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.