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NOUN (2)

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]


VERB (2)

1. produce or yield flowers;
- Example: "The cherry tree bloomed"
[syn: bloom, blossom, flower]

2. develop or come to a promising stage;
- Example: "Youth blossomed into maturity"
[syn: blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfold]


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. [1913 Webster] The moving whisper of huge trees that branched And blossomed. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To flourish and prosper; to develop into a superior type. [1913 Webster] Israel shall blossom and bud, and full the face of the world with fruit. --Isa. xxvii. 6. [1913 Webster] 3. to appear or grow as if by blossoming; to spread out rapidly. [PJC]
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise. [1913 Webster] In the blossom of my youth. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] 3. The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color. [1913 Webster] In blossom, having the blossoms open; in bloom. [1913 Webster]
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]
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
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