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



    BrE BrE//bluːm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bluːm//
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  1. 1(formal or specialist) [countable] a flower (usually one on a plant that people admire for its flowers) the exotic blooms of the orchid The plant produced a single white bloom.
  2. 2[singular, uncountable] a healthy fresh appearance the bloom in her cheeks the bloom of youth See related entries: Good health
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse blóm ‘flower, blossom’, blómi ‘prosperity’, blómar ‘flowers’.Extra examples The roses are now in full bloom. The small white blooms appear in May. The spring flowers have come into bloom. a tree with exquisite blooms banks of rhododendrons in bloomIdioms (of trees, plants, gardens, etc.) with the flowers fully open The roses were in full bloom. He loved watching the garden come into bloom. daffodils in bloom
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