blossom

The flowering part of a plant or tree that will form the seeds or fruit is called a blossom and synonyms include bloom and flower. The noun can also refer to the state of such flowering. You shouldn't miss cherry blossom time in Washington, D.C.

As a verb, blossom means to produce flowers. Your favorite time of year may spring be when all the trees blossom and the air is perfumed with their scent. The verb blossom also means to begin to flourish and develop. If you are a teenager, you might be waiting to blossom and feel confident in your personality and grow into your gangly limbs.

Primary Meanings of blossom

1.
nv
reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
produce or yield flowers
2.
vn
develop or come to a promising stage
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
Full Definitions of blossom
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n reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

Synonyms:
bloom, 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

v produce or yield flowers

Synonyms:
bloom, 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
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v develop or come to a promising stage

“Youth blossomed into maturity”
Synonyms:
blossom forth, blossom out, unfold
Type of:
develop
grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

n the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Synonyms:
bloom, 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

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