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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. 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.
  1. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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