blossom Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “blossom” in the English Dictionary

"blossom" in British English

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blossomverb [I]

uk   /ˈblɒs.əm/  us   /ˈblɑː.səm/
When a ​tree or ​plant blossoms, it ​producesflowers before ​producingfruit that can be ​eaten: The ​cherrytree is ​beginning to blossom. When ​people blossom, they ​become more ​attractive, ​successful, or ​confident, and when good ​feelings or ​relationships blossom, they ​develop and ​becomestronger: She has really blossomed ​recently. She is ​suddenly blossoming into a very ​attractive woman. Sean and Sarah's ​friendship blossomed intolove.

blossomnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈblɒs.əm/  us   /ˈblɑː.səm/
a ​smallflower, or the ​smallflowers on a ​tree or ​plant: apple/​cherry blossom
(Definition of blossom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blossom" in American English

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blossomverb [I]

 us   /ˈblɑs·əm/
(of a ​tree or ​plant) to ​produceflowers that ​develop into ​fruit: The ​cherrytree is ​beginning to blossom. fig. She has really blossomed ​recently (= ​become more confident and ​successful).

blossomnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈblɑs·əm/
a ​flower, or all the ​flowers on a ​tree or ​plant: [C] The ​tree was ​covered with ​white blossoms. [U] The ​scent of ​apple blossom ​filled the ​air.
(Definition of blossom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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