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Bloom vs. Blossom

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Bloomnoun

A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.

Blossomnoun

A flower, especially one indicating that a fruit tree is fruiting; (collectively) a mass of such flowers.

‘The blossom has come early this year.’;

Bloomnoun

Flowers, collectively.

Blossomnoun

The state or season of producing such flowers.

‘The orchard is in blossom.’;

Bloomnoun

(uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.

‘The cherry trees are in bloom.’;

Blossomnoun

(figurative) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.

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Bloomnoun

(figuratively) A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.

‘the bloom of youth’;

Blossomnoun

The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.

Bloomnoun

The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.

Blossomverb

(intransitive) To have, or open into, blossoms; to bloom.

Bloomnoun

Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.

Blossomverb

(intransitive) To begin to thrive or flourish.

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Bloomnoun

The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

Blossomnoun

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.

‘Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day.’;

Bloomnoun

A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

Blossomnoun

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

‘In the blossom of my youth.’;

Bloomnoun

(mineralogy) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.

‘the rose-red cobalt bloom’;

Blossomnoun

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

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Bloomnoun

(culinary) A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.

Blossomverb

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

‘The moving whisper of huge trees that branchedAnd blossomed.’;

Bloomnoun

(television) An undesirable halo effect that may occur when a very bright region is displayed next to a very dark region of the screen.

Blossomverb

To flourish and prosper; to develop into a superior type.

‘Israel shall blossom and bud, and full the face of the world with fruit.’;

Bloomnoun

The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.

Blossomverb

to appear or grow as if by blossoming; to spread out rapidly.

Bloomverb

(transitive) To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

Blossomnoun

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

Bloomverb

(transitive) To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

Blossomnoun

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Bloomverb

(intransitive) Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.

Blossomverb

produce or yield flowers;

‘The cherry tree bloomed’;

Bloomverb

Of a person, business, etc, to flourish; to be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigour; to show beauty and freshness.

Blossomverb

develop or come to a promising stage;

‘Youth blossomed into maturity’;

Bloomnoun

A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.

‘The rich blooms of the tropics.’;

Blossomnoun

a flower or a mass of flowers, especially on a tree or bush

‘tiny white blossoms’; ‘the slopes were ablaze with almond blossom’;

Bloomnoun

The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.

Blossomnoun

the state or period of flowering

‘fruit trees in blossom’;

Bloomnoun

A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms; as, the bloom of youth.

‘Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty.’;

Blossomverb

(of a tree or bush) produce flowers or masses of flowers

‘a garden in which roses blossom’;

Bloomnoun

The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc. Hence: Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness; a flush; a glow.

‘A new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it.’;

Blossomverb

mature or develop in a promising or healthy way

‘their friendship blossomed into romance’;

Bloomnoun

The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

Blossom

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.

Bloomnoun

A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

Bloomnoun

A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.

Bloomnoun

A mass of wrought iron from the Catalan forge or from the puddling furnace, deprived of its dross, and shaped usually in the form of an oblong block by shingling.

Bloomverb

To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.

‘A flower which onceIn Paradise, fast by the tree of life,Began to bloom.’;

Bloomverb

To be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigor; to show beauty and freshness, as of flowers; to give promise, as by or with flowers.

‘A better country blooms to view,’;

Bloomverb

To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

‘Charitable affection bloomed them.’;

Bloomverb

To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

‘While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.’;

Bloomnoun

the organic process of bearing flowers;

‘you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed’;

Bloomnoun

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

Bloomnoun

the best time of youth

Bloomnoun

a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

Bloomnoun

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Bloomnoun

a powdery deposit on a surface

Bloomverb

produce or yield flowers;

‘The cherry tree bloomed’;

Bloomnoun

a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty

‘an exotic bloom’;

Bloomnoun

the state or period of flowering

‘the apple trees were in bloom’;

Bloomnoun

the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigour

‘I am no longer in the bloom of youth’;

Bloomnoun

a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion

‘her face had lost its usual bloom’;

Bloomnoun

a delicate powdery surface deposit on certain fresh fruits, leaves, or stems

‘the bloom on a plum’;

Bloomnoun

a greyish-white appearance on chocolate caused by cocoa butter rising to the surface.

Bloomnoun

short for algal bloom

Bloomnoun

a full, bright sound in a recording

‘the remastering has lost some of the bloom of the strings’;

Bloomnoun

a mass of iron, steel, or other metal hammered or rolled into a thick bar for further working

‘an 18-foot-long steel bloom emerges red-hot from a new reheat furnace’;

Bloomnoun

an unworked mass of puddled iron.

Bloomverb

produce flowers; be in flower

‘a chalk pit where cowslips bloomed’;

Bloomverb

come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish

‘the children had bloomed in the soft Devonshire air’;

Bloomverb

(of fire, colour, or light) become radiant and glowing

‘colour bloomed in her cheeks’;

Bloomverb

coat (a lens) with a special surface layer so as to reduce reflection from its surface.

Bloomverb

make (iron, steel, etc.) into a bloom.

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