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blos•som



Pronunciation: (blos'um), [key]
n. Bot.
1. the flower of a plant, esp. of one producing an edible fruit.
2. the state of flowering: The apple tree is in blossom.

v.i.
1. Bot.to produce or yield blossoms.
2. to flourish; develop (often fol. by into or out): a writer of commercial jingles who blossomed out into an important composer.
3. (of a parachute) to open.

Blos•som



Pronunciation: (blos'um), [key]
n.
a female given name.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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