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 produces flowers before producing fruit that can be eaten:

The cherry tree is beginning to blossom.

When people blossom, they become more attractive, successful, or confident, and when good feelings or relationships blossom, they develop and become stronger:

She has really blossomed recently.
She is suddenly blossoming into a very attractive woman.
Sean and Sarah's friendship blossomed into love.

blossomnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈblɒs.əm/ us /ˈblɑː.səm/

(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 produce flowers that develop into fruit:

The cherry tree 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)