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Flower vs. Blossom

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  • Flower (noun)

    A colorful, conspicuous structure associated with angiosperms, frequently scented and attracting various insects, and which may or may not be used for sexual reproduction.

  • Flower (noun)

    A reproductive structure in angiosperms (flowering plants), often conspicuously colourful and typically including sepals, petals, and either or both stamens and/or a pistil.

  • Flower (noun)

    A plant that bears flowers, especially a plant that is small and lacks wood.

    "We transplanted the flowers to a larger pot."

  • Flower (noun)

    Of plants, a state of bearing blooms.

    "The dogwoods are in flower this week."

  • Flower (noun)

    The vulva, especially the labia majora.

  • Flower (noun)

    The best examples or representatives of a group.

    "We selected the flower of the applicants."

  • Flower (noun)

    The best state of things; the prime.

    "She was in the flower of her life."

  • Flower (noun)

    Flour.

  • Flower (noun)

    A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation.

    "the flowers of sulphur"

  • Flower (noun)

    A figure of speech; an ornament of style.

  • Flower (noun)

    Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.

  • Flower (noun)

    Menstrual discharges.

  • Flower (noun)

    Something that flows, such as a river.

  • Flower (verb)

    To put forth blooms.

    "This plant flowers in June."

  • Flower (verb)

    To decorate with pictures of flowers.

  • Flower (verb)

    To reach a state of full development or achievement.

  • Flower (verb)

    To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.

  • Flower (verb)

    To come off as flowers by sublimation.

  • Blossom (noun)

    A fruit fruiting; a mass of such flowers.

    "The blossom has come early this year."

  • Blossom (noun)

    The state or season of producing such flowers.

    "The orchard is in blossom."

  • Blossom (noun)

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

  • Blossom (noun)

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

  • Blossom (verb)

    To have, or open into, blossoms; to bloom.

  • Blossom (verb)

    To begin to flourish.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Flower (noun)

    In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage.

  • Flower (noun)

    That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and callyx. In mosses the flowers consist of a few special leaves surrounding or subtending organs called archegonia. See Blossom, and Corolla.

  • Flower (noun)

    The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth.

  • Flower (noun)

    Grain pulverized; meal; flour.

  • Flower (noun)

    A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur.

  • Flower (noun)

    A figure of speech; an ornament of style.

  • Flower (noun)

    Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.

  • Flower (noun)

    Menstrual discharges.

  • Flower (verb)

    To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.

  • Flower (verb)

    To come into the finest or fairest condition.

  • Flower (verb)

    To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.

  • Flower (verb)

    To come off as flowers by sublimation.

  • Flower

    To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk.

  • 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.

  • Blossom (noun)

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

  • Blossom (noun)

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

  • Blossom (verb)

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

  • Blossom (verb)

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

  • Blossom (verb)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Flower (noun)

    a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

  • Flower (noun)

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

  • Flower (noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  • Flower (verb)

    produce or yield flowers;

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

  • Blossom (noun)

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

  • Blossom (noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  • Blossom (verb)

    produce or yield flowers;

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

  • Blossom (verb)

    develop or come to a promising stage;

    "Youth blossomed into maturity"

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