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Verb: bloom  bloom
  1. Produce or yield flowers
    "The cherry tree bloomed";
    - blossom, flower
  2. Make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    - thrive, prosper, fly high, flourish, flower
Noun: bloom  bloom
  1. The organic process of bearing flowers
    "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed";
    - blooming
  2. Reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colourful parts
    - flower, blossom
  3. The best time of youth
    - bloom of youth, salad days
  4. A rosy colour (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    - blush, flush, rosiness
  5. The period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    - flower, prime, peak, heyday, blossom, efflorescence, flush
  6. A powdery deposit on a surface
    - efflorescence

Derived forms: bloomed, blooming, blooms

Type of: biological process, change state, crystallisation [Brit], crystallising [Brit], crystallization, crystallizing, develop, good health, healthiness, organic process, period, period of time, reproductive structure, time of life, time period, time span, turn

Part of: angiosperm, flowering plant, youth

Encyclopedia: Bloom, Noel