bloom


bloom
bloom
bloom1 [blo͞om]
n.
[ME blom < ON blomi, flowers and foliage on trees < IE * bhlō-, var. of base * bhel-, to swell, sprout > BLADE, BLEED, L flos,FLOWER, Gr phyllon,LEAF]
1. a flower; blossom
2. flowers collectively, as of a plant
3. the state or time of flowering
4. a state or time of best health or greatest beauty, vigor, or freshness; prime
5. a youthful, healthy glow (of cheeks, skin, etc.)
6. the grayish, powdery coating on various fruits, as the plum, grape, etc., and on some leaves
7. any similar coating, as on new coins
8. a mass of planktonic algae in lakes, ponds, or the sea, as in the development of red tides
vi.
1. to bear a flower or flowers; blossom
2. to reach a prime condition, as in health, vigor, beauty, perfection, etc.; flourish
3. to glow with color, health, etc.
vt.
Archaic to cause to bloom, flower, or flourish
bloom2 [blo͞om]
n.
[OE bloma, lump of metal]
1. a spongy mass of wrought iron ready for further working
2. a thick bar of iron or steel obtained by rolling or hammering an ingot

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