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Definition of "bloom" [bloom]

  • The flower of a plant. (noun)
  • Something resembling the flower of a plant: "Her hair was caught all to one side in a great bloom of frizz” ( Anne Tyler). (noun)
  • The condition of being in flower: a rose in full bloom. (noun)
  • A condition or time of vigor, freshness, and beauty; prime: "the radiant bloom of Greek genius” ( Edith Hamilton). (noun)
  • A fresh, rosy complexion: "She was short, plump, and fair, with a fine bloom” ( Jane Austen). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bloom" in a sentence
  • "Also in bloom is the Women’s ‘Valley Sweatshirt’, made of 95% organic cotton and 5% spandex."
  • "She is the one who will notice that the first snapdragon of Spring is in bloom;"
  • "Pussy willows in bloom, dogwoods budding, the Narcissus providing tiny splashes of yellow against the brown landscape, fields going green."