1 reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts [syn: flower, bloom]
2 the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, efflorescence, flush]
2 develop or come to a promising stage; "Youth blossomed into maturity" [syn: blossom out, blossom forth, unfold]
- apple blossom
- blossom-end rot
- emblossom, imblossom
- in blossom
- orange blossom
- peach blossom
- plum blossom
flowers on trees
state or season for such flowers
- To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.
- To begin to thrive or flourish.
begin to thrive or flourish
- Alternate meanings: See Blossom (disambiguation)
Blossom is a term given to the flowers of stone fruit trees (Genus Prunus) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely but for a short period of time in spring. Blossoms are either pink or white depending on the species or variety. Nectarine blossoms, peach blossoms, most cherry blossoms, and some almond blossoms are usually pink. Plum blossoms, apple blossoms, some cherry blossoms, and most almond blossoms are white.
Blossom is to advertise pollen to bees and initiate cross-pollination necessary for the trees to reproduce by producing fruit.
Blossom trees have a tendency to lose their flower petals in wind blown cascades often covering the surrounding ground in petals. This attribute tends to distinguish blossom trees from other flowering trees.
blossom in Simple English: Blossom
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