1. [ verb ] (botany) produce or yield flowers
Synonyms: blossom flower

"The cherry tree bloomed"

Related terms: develop develop effloresce flower flower blooming
2. [ noun ] (biology) the organic process of bearing flowers
Synonyms: blooming

"you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"

Related terms: organic_process
3. [ noun ] (botany) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
Synonyms: flower blossom
Related terms: reproductive_structure bud chrysanthemum floret ray_flower apetalous_flower inflorescence angiosperm stamen ovary carpel perianth floral_leaf pistil
4. [ noun ] (medicine) a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
Synonyms: flush rosiness blush
Related terms: good_health blush
5. [ noun ] the best time of youth
Synonyms: salad_days bloom_of_youth
Related terms: time_of_life youth
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1415
7. [ noun ] the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
Synonyms: peak heyday flush blossom prime efflorescence flower
Related terms: time_period golden_age blossom
8. [ noun ] (chemistry,crystallography) a powdery deposit on a surface
Synonyms: efflorescence
Related terms: crystallization
Similar spelling:   bloomy