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English noun: bloom

1. bloom (process) the organic process of bearing flowers


SamplesYou will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed.


Synonymsblooming


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

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


Synonymsblossom, 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

3. bloom (time) the best time of youth


Synonymsbloom of youth, salad days


Broader (hypernym)time of life


Part meronymyouth

4. bloom (state) a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health


Synonymsblush, flush, rosiness


Broader (hypernym)good health, healthiness

5. bloom (time) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity


Synonymsblossom, efflorescence, flower, flush, heyday, peak, prime


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


Narrower (hyponym)golden age

6. bloom (phenomenon) a powdery deposit on a surface


Synonymsefflorescence


Broader (hypernym)crystallisation, crystallization, crystallizing


English verb: bloom

1. bloom (change) produce or yield flowers


SamplesThe cherry tree bloomed.


Synonymsblossom, flower


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Narrower (hyponym)burst forth, effloresce









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