What does blossom mean?

Definitions for blossom
ˈblɒs əmblos·som

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blossom.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flower, bloom, blossom(noun)

    reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

  2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(verb)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  3. bloom, blossom, flower(verb)

    produce or yield flowers

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

  4. blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfold(verb)

    develop or come to a promising stage

    "Youth blossomed into maturity"

Wiktionary

  1. blossom(Noun)

    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.

    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.

  2. blossom(Noun)

    The state or season of producing such flowers.

    The orchard is in blossom.

    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.

  3. blossom(Verb)

    To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.

    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.

  4. blossom(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blossom(noun)

    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

  2. Blossom(noun)

    a blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise

  3. Blossom(noun)

    the color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color

  4. Blossom(noun)

    to put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower

  5. Blossom(noun)

    to flourish and prosper

Freebase

  1. Blossom

    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

  1. Blossom

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blossom in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blossom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of blossom in a Sentence

  1. Frances Watkins Harper:

    Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    When your talents mature, rewards blossom.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    For most of the things children do, parents are responsible. A good seed, noble thoughts and upbringing deeds can determine the character and personality feeds of our children. The amount of money we spend on them is not funny, to please them that's ain't the way honey! Give them your time to make their life sublime. Children are soft clay, mould them the appropriate way. Let your children's life not be compromised, let them blossom in fertile fields to Get Mickeymized.

  4. Amit Ray:

    Every day, let our words blossom lotus in some one's heart.

  5. H.W. Mann:

    Beauty is more than skin deep. Beauty radiates from deep within. The innocence of a child. The love in someone’s heart. A willingness to help others. The desire to make the world a better place. Someone painfully knocked down in life, who gets up, smiles, and continues to blossom.

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