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blos·som

blossom

 
pronunciation:
bla sm
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the flowering part of a plant which forms a seed or fruit.
The apple trees are full of white blossoms in the spring.
 
synonyms:
bloom, flower, inflorescence
similar words:
bud
definition 2: the state of flowering (usu. prec. by "in").
The orchards are in blossom now.
synonyms:
bloom, efflorescence, flower, inflorescence
similar words:
bud
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: blossoms, blossoming, blossomed
definition 1: to produce flowers.
The apple trees blossom before they grow fruit.
synonyms:
bloom, flower
similar words:
bud, burgeon, flourish, germinate, grow, pullulate, sprout
definition 2: to grow and flourish.
The child blossomed in the warmth of her teacher's attention.
synonyms:
flourish, flower, thrive
antonyms:
decline
similar words:
bloom, burgeon, grow, mature
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derivations: blossomless (adj.), blossomer (n.)
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