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Bloom


BLOOM noun

1. Blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.

While opening blooms diffuse their sweets around.

2. The opening of flowers in general; flowers open, or in a state of blossoming; as, the trees are clothed with bloom

3. The state of youth, resembling that of blossoms; a state of opening manhood, life, beauty, and vigor; a state of health and growth, promising higher perfection; as the bloom of youth.

4. The blue color upon plums and grapes newly gathered.

BLOOM, verb intransitive To produce or yield blossoms; to flower.

1. To be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigor; to show the beauty of youth; as blooming graces.

BLOOM, verb transitive To put forth as blossoms.

Charitable affection bloomed them. [Not in use.]

BLOOM, noun [Latin plumbum, lead, properly a lump.]

A mass of iron that has passed the blomary, or undergone the first hammering.