[foo l-blohn]


fully or completely developed: full-blown AIDS; an idea expanded into a full-blown novel.
in full bloom: a full-blown rose.

Origin of full-blown

First recorded in 1605–15
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Related Words for full-blown

adult, aged, developed, lush, mature, ripe

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Contemporary Examples of full-blown

Historical Examples of full-blown

  • That was bad enough, but infinitely worse was she who was to have been the full-blown barmaid.


    E. F. Benson

  • If not in the fall, full-blown roses and matured flowers were substituted.

    Mizora: A Prophecy

    Mary E. Bradley

  • They had been standing with their backs to the full-blown turnips.

    Diversions in Sicily

    H. Festing Jones

  • But now we perceive, full-blown, the flower of Court-training: dis-trust.

    Browning's Heroines

    Ethel Colburn Mayne

  • I don't think I've ever come across a regular, full-blown Marquis before.

    Priscilla's Spies

    George A. Birmingham

British Dictionary definitions for full-blown



characterized by the fullest, strongest, or best development
in full bloom
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