Definitions for blossom
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word blossom.
flower, bloom, blossomnoun
reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flushverb
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
bloom, blossom, flowerverb
produce or yield flowers
"The cherry tree bloomed"
blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfoldverb
develop or come to a promising stage
"Youth blossomed into maturity"
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.
The state or season of producing such flowers.
The orchard is in blossom.
To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.
To begin to thrive or flourish.
Etymology: Middle English blosme, from Old English blōstm, blōstma, from blōstama (compare West Frisian blossem, Dutch bloesem), enlargement of (compare German Blust), from bʰleh₃-s- ‘bloom, flower’ (compare Latin flos ‘flower’, Flora ‘goddess of plants’, Albanian bleron), from bʰel- ‘to thrive, bloom’. More at blow.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The flower that grows on any plant, previous to the seed or fruit. We generally call those flowers blossoms, which are not much regarded in themselves, but as a token of some following production.
Etymology: blosme, Sax.
Cold news for me:
Thus are my blossoms blasted in the bud,
And caterpillars eat my leaves away. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
Merrily, merrily shall I live now,
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
The pulling off many of the blossoms of a fruit tree, doth make the fruit fairer. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 449.
To his green years your censure you would suit,
Not blast the blossom, but expect the fruit. Dryden.
Sweeter than spring,
Thou sole surviving blossom from the root,
That nourish’d up my fortune. James Thomson, Autumn.
To put forth blossoms.
Etymology: from the noun.
This is the state of man: to day he puts forth
The tender leaves of hope; tomorrow blossoms,
And bears his blushing honours thick upon him. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.
Although the figtree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, yet I will rejoice in the Lord. Habb. iii. 17.
The want of rain at blossoming time, often occasions the dropping off of the blossoms, for want of sap. John Mortimer.
In botany, blossoms are the flowers of stone fruit trees (genus Prunus) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely for a period of time in spring. Colloquially, flowers of orange are referred to as such as well. Peach blossoms (including nectarine), most cherry blossoms, and some almond blossoms are usually pink. Plum blossoms, apple blossoms, orange blossoms, some cherry blossoms, and most almond blossoms are white.Blossoms provide pollen to pollinators such as bees, and initiate cross-pollination necessary for the trees to reproduce by producing fruit.
A blossom refers to a flower or a group of flowers, especially on a tree or plant. It signifies the state or period of flowering. In a broader sense, the term can also metaphorically represent a peak or perfect moment of something, such as the blossom of a career or a romantic relationship.
the flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom
a blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise
the color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color
to put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower
to flourish and prosper
In botany, blossom is a term given to the flowers of stone fruit trees and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely for a period of time in spring. Colloquially flowers of orange are referred to as such as well. Blossoms are either pink or white depending on the species or variety. Peach blossoms, most cherry blossoms, and some almond blossoms are usually pink. Plum blossoms, apple blossoms, orange blossoms, some cherry blossoms, and most almond blossoms are white. Blossoms provide pollen to pollinators such as bees, and initiate cross-pollination necessary for the trees to reproduce by producing fruit. Blossom trees have a tendency to lose their flower petals in wind-blown cascades, often covering the surrounding ground in petals. This attribute tends to distinguish blossom trees from other flowering trees.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blos′om, n. a flower-bud, the flower that precedes fruit.—v.i. to put forth blossoms or flowers: to flourish and prosper.—n. Bloss′oming.—adj. Bloss′omy, covered with flowers, flowery. [A.S. blóstm, blóstma, from root of Bloom.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blossom is ranked #15743 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Blossom surname appeared 1,852 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Blossom.
71.3% or 1,321 total occurrences were White.
14.1% or 262 total occurrences were Black.
8.9% or 165 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2.3% or 44 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.3% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.9% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of blossom in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of blossom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
These flowers will certainly not survive when the cold comes. So there will be no spring blossom.
I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.
Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.
For over 2 years, NAACP has entered into dialogue, we've watched the conversation blossom into nothingness.
Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.
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Translations for blossom
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- цвят, цъфтеж, разцъфтявам, цъфвамBulgarian
- florir, floració, florCatalan, Valencian
- aufblühen, blühen, Blüte, erblühenGerman
- florecer, copa de la flor, estar en epoca, floraciónSpanish
- kukinta, kukka, kukinta-aika, kukkia, kukoistaa, puhjetaFinnish
- fleur, s'épanouir, fleurir, floraisonFrench
- dìthean, blàth, flùrScottish Gaelic
- virágzik, virágHungarian
- բողբոջել, ծաղիկArmenian
- bocciuolo, fiorireItalian
- гүлдө, гүл, гүлдөп турган маалKyrgyz
- floréieren, opbléien, bléien, BléiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- bloeitijd, bloesemtijd, bloei, bloesemDutch
- bløme, blomstreNorwegian Nynorsk
- kwiat, kwitnienie, okres kwitnieniaPolish
- desabrochar, floração, florir, florada, flor, florescerPortuguese
- расцветать, цвести, период цветения, цветокRussian
- цват, цвијет, cvet, цвет, cvat, behar, бехар, cvijetSerbo-Croatian
- blomma, blomningSwedish
- çiçek, baharTurkish
- umqhakazo, imbaliZulu
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