Pronunciation: (bûr'jun), [key]
1. to grow or develop quickly; flourish: The town burgeoned into a city. He burgeoned into a fine actor.
2. to begin to grow, as a bud; put forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant (often fol. by out, forth).
to put forth, as buds.
a bud; sprout. Also,bourgeon.
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