bloom

A bloom is a flower. You might mark the beginning of spring by the very first bloom you see in your garden.

The noun bloom is useful for talking about blossoms themselves, but you can also use it as a verb meaning the process of flowering: "Those trees seemed to bloom overnight!" Another meaning of bloom is more figurative, meaning the peak or ideal moment for something. The bloom of your career selling Girl Scout cookies might be one sunny weekend outside the local supermarket. The origin of the word bloom is the Old Norse word blóm, "flower or blossom."

Primary Meanings of bloom

1.
vn
produce or yield flowers
reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
2.
n
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
3.
n
a powdery deposit on a surface
Full Definitions of bloom
1

v produce or yield flowers

“The cherry tree bloomed
Synonyms:
blossom, flower
Types:
burst forth, effloresce
come into or as if into flower
Type of:
develop
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

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

Synonyms:
blossom, flower
Types:
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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
flower head
a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae
ament, catkin
a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
rosebud
the bud of a rose
umbel
flat-topped or rounded inflorescence characteristic of the family Umbelliferae in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point; youngest flowers are at the center
corymb
flat-topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same height; outer flowers open first
flower cluster
an inflorescence consisting of a cluster of flowers
cyme
more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower opens first
spike
(botany) an indeterminate inflorescence bearing sessile flowers on an unbranched axis
Type of:
reproductive structure
the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction

n the organic process of bearing flowers

“you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed”
Synonyms:
blooming
Type of:
biological process, organic process
a process occurring in living organisms
2

n the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Synonyms:
blossom, efflorescence, flower, flush, heyday, peak, prime
Types:
golden age
a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak
Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time

n the best time of youth

Synonyms:
bloom of youth, salad days
Type of:
time of life
a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state

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

Synonyms:
blush, flush, rosiness
Type of:
good health, healthiness
the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
3

n a powdery deposit on a surface

Synonyms:
efflorescence
Type of:
crystallisation, crystallization, crystallizing
the formation of crystals

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