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.
- 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)
a female given name.
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How to use blossom in a sentence
It is now full of its sprays of golden yellow blossoms — enough to draw honeybees from their winter hive clusters.Climate change has altered the winter season and the gardener’s sense of it | Adrian Higgins | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Dija, a new delivery startup from former Deliveroo employees, is closing in on a $20M round led by blossomGorillas, the on-demand grocery delivery startup taking Berlin by storm, has raised $44M Series A | Steve O'Hear | December 11, 2020 | TechCrunch
We did ThunderAnt stuff for ourselves and just put it online, and then it blossomed into something else.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But while his public profile receded, his private life blossomed.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America | John Avlon | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Relationships that have blossomed via social media and the Internet can feel just as real as any tangible one.Welcome to Oculus XXX: In-Your-Face 3D is the Future of Porn | Aurora Snow | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then, defying all logic, it somehow blossomed into an amazing, fruitful romance.'You're the Worst': TV's Best Couple Is Awful and Perfect for Each Other | Jason Lynch | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But that changed as environmental consciousness blossomed in recent years.
In his presence she blossomed out, her eyes shone the moment he arrived, her voice altered, her spirits became exuberant.
The soft winds of Egypt bent the full-blossomed rose into another's hand, towards another's lips.
In the desolate emptiness of desert that yawned ahead, he saw this single tree that blossomed, and offered shade.
Behold the day, behold it is come: destruction is gone forth, the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
From the depths of his mind came a warning, a restless unease that took root and blossomed into turbulence.We're Friends, Now | Henry Hasse
British Dictionary definitions for blossom
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 stage: youth had blossomed into maturity
- blossoming, noun, adjective
- blossomless, adjective
- blossomy, adjective
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