Definition of blossom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈblɒsəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblɑːsəm//
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[countable, uncountable] a flower or a mass of flowers, especially on a fruit tree or bush cherry/orange/apple blossom The trees are in blossom. She loved the spring, when the blossom was out. See related entries: Plants Word OriginOld English blōstm, blōstma (noun), blōstmian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bloesem, also to bloom.Extra examples Hopefully the tree will produce some blossom next year. In the spring visitors come to see the blossoms at their peak. It’s lovely in the spring when the cherry blossom is out. The cherry blossoms are out. The plum tree is in full blossom. a tree with pale pink blossoms
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