Complete Definition of "blossom"

Image:Apple blossoms.jpg|thumb|right|Apple blossoms.
English

Etymology
Old English blostm|blÅstm, blostma|blÅstma, probably related to bloom. Cognate with Dutch bloesem.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËblÉsÉm/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A flower, especially indicative of fruit as seen on a fruit tree etc.; taken collectively as the mass of such flowers.

#:The blossom has come early this year.

  1. The state or season of producing such flowers.

#:The orchard is in blossom.

Derived terms
top2
apple blossom
blossomed
blossom-end rot
blossom-faced
blossom-headed
blossoming<!--adjective and noun-->
blossomless
blossom-nosed
blossom-rock
blossomry
blossomy
emblossom, imblossom
grog-blossom
mid2
may-blossom
in blossom
may-blossom
orange blossom
out-blossom
out-blossoming
peach blossom
pease-blossom
plum blossom
rum-blossom
reblossom
snow-blossom

Translations
trans-top|flowers on trees
Bosnian: behar#Bosnian|behar m, cvijet#Bosnian|cvijet m, cvat#Bosnian|cvat m
Croatian: behar#Croatian|behar m, cvijet#Croatian|cvijet m
Dutch: bloesem m
Finnish: kukka
German: Blüte f
trans-mid
Old English: blostma|blÅstma m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: беÑаÑ#Serbian|беÑÐ°Ñ m, ÑвеÑ#Serbian|ÑÐ²ÐµÑ m, ÑваÑ#Serbian|ÑÐ²Ð°Ñ m
:Roman: behar#Serbian|behar m, cvet#Serbian|cvet m, cvat#Serbian|cvat m
Turkish: çiçek, bahar
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trans-top|state or season for such flowers
Finnish: kukinta
trans-mid
Hebrew: פר××× (prikha) f
Kurdish: KUchar|Ú¯ÙâØ´
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Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.
  2. intransitive To begin to thrive or flourish.

Synonyms
(have or open into blossoms): bloom, come into bloom, come into blossom, flower
(begin to thrive or flourish): bloom, flourish, grow, prosper, thrive

Translations
trans-top|have or open into blossoms
Finnish: kukkia
German: blühen, erblühen
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|Ú¯ÙâشاÙÙâÙÙâ
Old English: blostmian|blÅstmian
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trans-top|begin to thrive or flourish
Finnish: kukoistaa
trans-mid
German: blühen, aufblühen
Kurdish: KUchar|Ú¯ÙâشاÙÙâÙÙâ
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