Meaning of burgeon

bur•geon

Pronunciation: (bûr'jun), [key]
— v.i.
  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).
—v.t.
  1. to put forth, as buds.
—n.
  1. a bud; sprout.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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