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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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