Middle English blosme, from Old English blōstm, blōstma, from Proto-Germanic *blōstama (compare West Frisian blossem, Dutch bloesem), enlargement of *blōstaz (compare German Blust), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃-s- (“bloom, flower”), from *bʰleh₃- (“to thrive, bloom”). Cognate with Latin flōs (“flower”), Flōra (“goddess of plants”), Albanian bleron (“to blossom, thrive”) More at blow.
blossom (plural blossoms)
- A flower, especially indicative of fruit as seen on a fruit tree etc.; taken collectively as the mass of such flowers.
- The blossom has come early this year.
- The state or season of producing such flowers.
- The orchard is in blossom.
- (figuratively) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
- in the blossom of my youth
- The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.
flowers on trees
- Maori: puanga
- Mazanderani: وشکو (vëšku)
- Old English: blōstma m
- Persian: شکوفه (fa) (šokufe)
- Polish: kwiat (pl) m
- Portuguese: flor (pt) f
- Romanian: please add this translation if you can
- Russian: цвето́к (ru) (cvetók)
- Sanskrit: पुष्प n (puṣpa)
- Scottish Gaelic: blàth m, dìthean m, flùr m
- Cyrillic: бехар m, цвет m, цвијет m, цват m
- Roman: behar (sh) m, cvet m, cvijet (sh) m, cvat (sh) m
- Spanish: copa de la flor f
- Swedish: blomma (sv) c
- Turkish: çiçek (tr), bahar (tr)
- Zulu: imbali class 9/10, umqhakazo class 3/4
state or season for such flowers
blossom (third-person singular simple present blossoms, present participle blossoming, simple past and past participle blossomed)
- (intransitive) To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.
- (intransitive) To begin to thrive or flourish.
have or open into blossoms
begin to thrive or flourish