[ blos-uhm ]
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  1. the flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit.

  2. the state of flowering: The apple tree is in blossom.

verb (used without object)
  1. Botany. to produce or yield blossoms.

  2. to flourish; develop (often followed by into or out): a writer of commercial jingles who blossomed out into an important composer.

  1. (of a parachute) to open.

Origin of blossom

First recorded before 900; Middle English noun blosme, blossem, Old English blōstm(a), blōsma “flower”; cognate with Middle Dutch bloesem, Middle Low German blosem, blossem; see bloom1, blow3

Other words for blossom

Other words from blossom

  • blos·som·less, adjective
  • blos·som·y, adjective
  • outblossom, verb (used with object)
  • re·blos·som, verb (used without object)
  • un·blos·somed, adjective
  • un·blos·som·ing, adjective

Other definitions for Blossom (2 of 2)

[ blos-uhm ]

  1. a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blossom in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blossom


/ (ˈblɒsəm) /

  1. the flower or flowers of a plant, esp conspicuous flowers producing edible fruit

  2. the time or period of flowering (esp in the phrases in blossom, in full blossom)

  1. (of plants) to come into flower

  2. to develop or come to a promising stage: youth had blossomed into maturity

Origin of blossom

Old English blōstm; related to Middle Low German blōsem, Latin flōs flower

Derived forms of blossom

  • blossoming, noun, adjective
  • blossomless, adjective
  • blossomy, adjective

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