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English noun: blossom

1. blossom (plant) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts


Synonymsbloom, flower


Broader (hypernym)reproductive structure


Narrower (hyponym)apetalous flower, bud, chrysanthemum, floret, floweret, inflorescence, ray floret, ray flower


Part holonymcarpel, chlamys, floral envelope, floral leaf, ovary, perianth, perigone, perigonium, pistil, stamen


Part meronymangiosperm, flowering plant

2. blossom (time) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity


Synonymsbloom, efflorescence, flower, flush, heyday, peak, prime


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)golden age


English verb: blossom

1. blossom (change) produce or yield flowers


SamplesThe cherry tree bloomed.


Synonymsbloom, flower


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Narrower (hyponym)burst forth, effloresce

2. blossom (change) develop or come to a promising stage


SamplesYouth blossomed into maturity.


Synonymsblossom forth, blossom out, unfold


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop









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