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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun blossom:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb blossom:


The word blossom is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun blossom

What does blossom mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: blossoms

  1. reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of blossom: bloom / flower
    • more generic term: reproductive structure = the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
    • more specific terms:
    • part of: angiosperm / flowering plant = plants having seeds in a closed ovary
    • parts:
      • stamen = the male reproductive organ of a flower
      • pistil = the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
      • carpel = a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
      • ovary = the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
      • floral leaf = a modified leaf that is part of a flower
      • floral envelope / perigonium / perianth / perigone / chlamys = collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
  2. the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Alternative definition of the noun blossom


  1. A flower, especially indicative of fruit as seen on a fruit tree etc.; taken collectively as the mass of such flowers.
  2. The state or season of producing such flowers.

Definition of the verb blossom

What does blossom mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: blossomed | blossoming | blossoms

  1. produce or yield flowers
  2. develop or come to a promising stage
    • example: Youth blossomed into maturity
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of blossom: blossom forth / blossom out / unfold
    • more generic word: develop = grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment

Alternative definition of the verb blossom


  1. [intransitive] To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.
  2. [intransitive] To begin to thrive or flourish.


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Phrases with Blossom

Phrases starting with the word Blossom:

  1. blossom out
  2. blossom forth

Phrases ending with the word Blossom:

  1. May Blossom
  2. rum-blossom
  3. Grog-Blossom
  4. Plum Blossom
  5. Apple Blossom
  6. Green Blossom
  7. Peach blossom
  8. Cherry blossom
  9. Church Blossom
  10. Orange blossom
  11. Turgid Blossom
  12. Yellow Blossom
  13. Apricot Blossom
  14. Tubercled Blossom

Other phrases containing the word Blossom:

  1. Grape Blossom Midge
  2. Southern Blossom Bat
  3. Halmahera Blossom Bat
  4. orange-blossom orchid

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blossom

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Google previewShaken and Stirred (2009)

Through the Martini Glass and Other Drinking Adventures by William L. Hamilton

The Gin Blossom is a gin rickey of sorts, a tonic-spritzed highball based on gin that the Biltmore Room infuses in house with basil. In place of simple syrup,

The Biltmore Room's Gin Blossom is an excellent cocktail.The taste of basil is strong ...

Google previewThe Law of Love & Its Fabulous Frequency of Freedom (2007)

by Jasmuheen

The Indian lotus blossom is an incredibly beautiful flower that ...

Google previewWild Jasmine (2011)

by Bertrice Small

Blossom is the last of 'em, you can be ...

Google previewFlora's Lexicon (1852)

An Interpretation of the Language and Sentiment of Flowers : with an Outline of Botany : and a Poetical Introd by Catharine Harbeson Waterman

The various parts of a flower are arranged under distinct heads, consisting of the “ Calyx” or Empalement: the “ Blossom” or Corolla: “ Stamens" or Chives: “ Pistils” or Pointals: “ Seed Vessels" or Pericarpium, and “ Seeds” or Semina. To these ...

Google previewThe 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2009)

by Kevin McCann, Mark Diehl

State Trees Alabama Longleaf pine Delaware Peach blossom Alaska Sitka spruce Florida Orange blossom Arizona Palo verde Georgia Cherokee rose Arkansas Pine Hawaii Hibiscus (former) California California redwood Yellow hibiscus ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopedia, Or, A Dictionary of Facts and Useful Knowledge, Chiefly Applicable to Rural & Domestic Economy (1821)

With an Appendix, Containing Additions in Domestic Medicine, and the Veterinary and Culinary Arts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

The various parts of a flower are arranged under distinct heads, consisting of the “Calyx” or Empalement : the “Blossom” or Corolla: “Stamens” or Chives : “Pistils” or Pointals: “Seed Vessel” or Pericarpium, and “Seeds” or Semina. To these are ...

Google previewFirst Name Reverse Dictionary (1993)

Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. by Yvonne Navarro

blossom Kapua (Hawaiian); Hana ( Japanese), ...

Google previewThe Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1913)

Orange <blossom. You are pure and Orchid.

Google previewThe Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language ... (1915)

by James Champlin Fernald

Orange- blossom ...

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Video language resources about Blossom

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Erin Interpreting the Orange Blossom Special into Sign Language (ASL)

Though the Orange Blossom Special is an instrumental, that does not mean there is no story to be told, and here Erin interprets the story and music into ...

Quotes about Blossom

Imagine a blossom
In breeze fresh
Slithering in joy..
Such I feel
When no smokers
Or beggars I find
Along the streets I go
A hanging shoppy newspaper
Reads about political
Scandals and scams
Fresh and firing
Blossom atonce dead (Indira Renganathan)
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Scrabble value of B3L1O1S1S1O1M3

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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