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BLOSSOM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blossom mean? 

BLOSSOM (noun)
  The noun BLOSSOM has 2 senses:

1. reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
2. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  Familiarity information: BLOSSOM used as a noun is rare.


BLOSSOM (verb)
  The verb BLOSSOM has 2 senses:

1. produce or yield flowers
2. develop or come to a promising stage

  Familiarity information: BLOSSOM used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLOSSOM (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

blossom; bloom; flower

Hypernyms ("blossom" is a kind of...):

reproductive structure (the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction)

Meronyms (parts of "blossom"):

stamen (the male reproductive organ of a flower)

chlamys; floral envelope; perianth; perigone; perigonium (collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils)

floral leaf (a modified leaf that is part of a flower)

ovary (the organ that bears the ovules of a flower)

carpel (a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil)

pistil (the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blossom"):

floret; floweret (a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower))

apetalous flower (flower having no petals)

inflorescence (the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk)

ray floret; ray flower (small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower)

bud (a partially opened flower)

chrysanthemum (the flower of a chrysanthemum plant)

Holonyms ("blossom" is a part of...):

angiosperm; flowering plant (plants having seeds in a closed ovary)


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Meaning:

The period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

efflorescence; heyday; flush; prime; peak; blossom; flower; bloom

Hypernyms ("blossom" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "blossom"):

golden age (a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak)


BLOSSOM (verb)


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Meaning:

Produce or yield flowers

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

bloom; blossom; flower

Context example:

The cherry tree bloomed

Hypernyms (to "blossom" is one way to...):

develop (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "blossom"):

burst forth; effloresce (come into or as if into flower)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2blossom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Develop or come to a promising stage

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

unfold; blossom out; blossom forth; blossom

Context example:

Youth blossomed into maturity

Hypernyms (to "blossom" is one way to...):

develop (grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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