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5 definitions found
 for blossom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blossom \Blos"som\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blossomed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Blossoming.] [AS. bl?stmian. See Blossom, n.]
     1. To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to
        flower.
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              The moving whisper of huge trees that branched
              And blossomed.                        --Tennyson.
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     2. To flourish and prosper; to develop into a superior type.
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              Israel shall blossom and bud, and full the face of
              the world with fruit.                 --Isa. xxvii.
                                                    6.
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     3. to appear or grow as if by blossoming; to spread out
        rapidly.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blossom \Blos"som\ (bl[o^]s"s[u^]m), n. [OE. blosme, blostme,
     AS. bl[=o]sma, bl[=o]stma, blossom; akin to D. bloesem, L.
     fios, and E. flower; from the root of E. blow to blossom. See
     Blow to blossom, and cf. Bloom a blossom.]
     1. 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.
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     Note: The term has been applied by some botanists, and is
           also applied in common usage, to the corolla. It is
           more commonly used than flower or bloom, when we have
           reference to the fruit which is to succeed. Thus we use
           flowers when we speak of plants cultivated for
           ornament, and bloom in a more general sense, as of
           flowers in general, or in reference to the beauty of
           flowers.
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                 Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     2. A blooming period or stage of development; something
        lovely that gives rich promise.
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              In the blossom of my youth.           --Massinger.
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     3. The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with
        sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color.
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     In blossom, having the blossoms open; in bloom.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blossom
      n 1: reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one
           having showy or colorful parts [syn: flower, bloom,
           blossom]
      2: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn:
         flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom,
         efflorescence, flush]
      v 1: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed" [syn:
           bloom, blossom, flower]
      2: develop or come to a promising stage; "Youth blossomed into
         maturity" [syn: blossom, blossom out, blossom forth,
         unfold]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "blossom":
     advance, anthesis, batten, be in bloom, be in flower, bear fruit,
     bloom, blooming, blossoming, blow, blowing, blush, boom, brew,
     bring to maturity, bud, burgeon, burst into bloom, capitulum,
     come to fruition, corymb, cyme, develop, effloresce, efflorescence,
     evolute, evolve, fatten, floreate, florescence, floret,
     floriculture, floscule, flourish, flower, flowerage, floweret,
     flowering, flush, full bloom, gardening, gather, germinate, glow,
     grow, grow fat, grow up, horticulture, hortorium, hypertrophy,
     increase, inflorescence, leaf, maturate, mature, mellow, mushroom,
     open, outgrow, overdevelop, overgrow, overtop, panicle, posy,
     procreate, progress, pullulate, raceme, reach its season,
     reach maturity, reproduce, ripe, ripen, shoot, shoot up, spike,
     spring up, sprout, sprout up, thrive, tower, umbel, unfold,
     unfolding, unfoldment, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout,
     vegetate, wax, wildflower
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Blossom, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    1439
     Housing Units (2000): 606
     Land area (2000):     2.510310 sq. miles (6.501674 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.042343 sq. miles (0.109667 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.552653 sq. miles (6.611341 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            08812
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             33.661395 N, 95.383675 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     75416
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Blossom, TX
      Blossom
  

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