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blossom

blos·som

blossom

pronunciation:
bla sm
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the flower of a plant which forms a seed or fruit.
 
synonyms:
bloom, flower
similar words:
bud
definition 2: the condition of bearing flowers (usually preceded by "in").
Cherry trees in blossom provide color in early spring.
synonyms:
bloom
similar words:
bud
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: blossomed, blossoming, blossoms
definition 1: to produce flowers.
The apple trees blossom before they grow fruit.
synonyms:
bloom, flower
similar words:
bud, flourish, germinate, grow, sprout
definition 2: to grow in a strong, healthy way.
The child blossomed in the warmth of her family's love.
synonyms:
flourish, flower, thrive
antonyms:
decline
similar words:
grow, mature
derivations: blossomless (adj.), blossomer (n.)
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