Adjective "blossom" definition and examples

(Blossom may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblɒs(ə)m/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A flower or a mass of flowers, especially on a tree or bush.
  1. mass noun 'the slopes were ablaze with almond blossom'
  2. 'His feet are tied to branching white blossoms, beneath which a few women with flower torches dance.'
  3. 'Each bulb can produce as many as twenty beautiful, large trumpet-shaped blossoms on a single stem.'
  4. 'As the large, loose clusters of tiny greenish flower blossoms fade, the flower stalks get longer and by midsummer are covered with fuzzy purple or pink hairs.'
  5. 'In spring one revels in the bright green of new buds and the blossoms of the azaleas.'
  6. 'Its blossoms, on bare branches, are showy and often fragrant.'
  7. 'Of course, now is a great time to clean out the flower beds, removing the fallen leaves and blossoms to avoid potential fungus and molds from growing.'
  8. 'Its foliage is divine - tiny spirals of pearly blossoms with a heavenly scent.'
  9. 'Just inside the garden is a large rose tree covered with white blossoms.'
  10. 'Garnish salads with buds or the yellow blossoms.'
  11. 'Tiny blossoms of deep pinks and reds will add great color to your festive fall container.'
  12. 'Below my window there's an apple tree in blossom.'
  13. 'The small orchard at the farmstead just north of Carter Road is in blossom.'
  14. 'It's the strawberry and citrus season, the almond is in blossom, the island is lush and green and there are few tourists.'
  15. 'When she came outside, she would sit still upon a chair to paint an apple tree in blossom or to read while the sun fell upon her shoulders.'
  16. 'The trees were in blossom, each had barely budded individual fruit.'
  17. 'I wondered whether he would live long enough to see his trees in blossom.'
  18. 'The sun is out, and he sees a ‘dazzling spectacle’ - a stand of apple trees in blossom.'
  19. 'If the cherries are in blossom, you won't be alone.'
  20. 'We all unhunched our shoulders and felt better, and looked about the pleasant new neighborhood, the day was sunny and lovely as the cherry trees along the parkways were in blossom.'
  21. 'Our 10 foot high surrounding hedge is in blossom, and the thought of losing that is just unbearable.'

verb

(of a tree or bush) produce flowers or masses of flowers.
  1. 'blossoming magnolia'
  2. 'He couldn't believe his eyes when he found them dancing on their hind legs around a shrub blossoming with bright red cherries.'
  3. 'Spring is the best season in Tokyo, with cherry trees blossoming beautifully after the winter rest.'
  4. 'A white fence cut off its backyard, which contained a neat garden, several trees, blossoming with pink flowers in the spring, and an old wooden swing set.'
  5. 'A row of cherry blossom trees blossomed soft pink against dark wooden stems.'
  6. 'I was walking in the park one day in April, when the trees were still blossoming and I saw them.'
  7. 'In the spring the plum trees blossom, and violets bloom along the paths.'
  8. 'At that precise moment, the tree seemed to blossom for the very first time.'
  9. 'Their garden has streams, waterfalls, flowering shrubs and blossoming trees.'
  10. 'Around her, women and animals bloom, trees and flowers blossom, and her womb fills up with stones.'
  11. 'The thousand insects of rain have worked all night; the trees have blossomed in raindrops, the downpour sounds like a distant whip.'
  12. 'the blossoming of experimental theatre'
  13. 'As for Titania, she blossomed into a more mature woman, although her zealousness never fully died down.'
  14. 'It is a lesson on how early promise has blossomed into maturity.'
  15. 'This market had humble beginnings eight years ago or so, and has blossomed into a teeming 55-stall market, split between food stalls and craft stalls.'
  16. '‘I believe there are sufficient areas particularly in the energy sector that one can see burgeoning and blossoming in trade development,’ he said.'
  17. 'What started as a few health-care providers twenty years ago has blossomed into a robust community that boasts international connections.'
  18. 'However last term, Nowitzki blossomed into a multi - talented player of immense promise, one of the few Europeans able to compete on equal terms with their trans-Atlantic cousins.'
  19. 'She spoke of you enthusiastically on both occasions, and I realised that what had started as an accidental meeting had blossomed into a rewarding friendship.'
  20. 'A spirited young girl who suffered horrific injuries in a freak horse accident has blossomed into a promising athlete with a bright future.'
  21. 'He developed an early interest in all things mechanical that has blossomed into a successful racing career.'
  22. 'Many people have developed online friendships and romances that have blossomed into offline relationships.'

More definitions

1. the flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit.

2. the state of flowering: The apple tree is in blossom. verb (used without object)

3. Botany. to produce or yield blossoms.

4. to flourish; develop (often followed by into or out): a writer of commercial jingles who blossomed out into an important composer.

5. (of a parachute) to open.

More examples(as adjective)

"whites can be blossom."

Origin

Old English blōstm, blōstma (noun), blōstmian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bloesem, also to bloom.