Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  2. (noun, time) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  3. (verb, change) develop or come to a promising stage
  4. (verb, change) produce or yield flowers

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Origin of the word Blossom

  1. O.E. blostm, blostma "blossom, flower," from P.Gmc. *blo-s- (cf. M.L.G. blosom, Du. bloesem, Ger. Blust), from PIE *bhlow-, extended form of *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom," possibly identical with *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole). This is the native word, now largely superseded by bloom and flower. The v… more

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