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bloom
  • n  the organic process of bearing flowers
    you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed
  • n  reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  • n  the best time of youth
  • n  a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
  • n  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  • n  a powdery deposit on a surface
  • v  produce or yield flowers
    The cherry tree bloomed
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bloomer
  • n  a flower that blooms in a particular way
    a night bloomer
  • n  an embarrassing mistake
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bloomeria
  • n  small genus of bulbous perennial herbs of southwestern United States and Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
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bloomeria crocea
  • n  California plant having grasslike leaves and showy orange flowers
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bloomers
  • n  underpants worn by women
    she was afraid that her bloomers might have been showing
  • n  a flower that blooms in a particular way
  • n  an embarrassing mistake
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bloomfield
  • n  United States linguist who adopted a behavioristic approach to linguistics (1887-1949)
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blooming-fool begonia
  • n  hybrid winter-blooming begonia grown for its many large pink flowers
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bloomsbury
  • n  a city district of central London laid out in garden squares
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bloomsbury group
  • n  an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
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blossom
  • n  reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  • n  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  • v  produce or yield flowers
  • v  develop or come to a promising stage
    Youth blossomed into maturity
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blossoming
  • n  the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
  • v  produce or yield flowers
  • v  develop or come to a promising stage
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blot
  • n  a blemish made by dirt
  • n  an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    he made a huge blot on his copybook
  • v  dry (ink) with blotting paper
  • v  make a spot or mark onto
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blotch
  • n  an irregularly shaped spot
  • v  mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
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blotter
  • n  absorbent paper used to dry ink
  • n  the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
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blow
  • n  a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    a blow on the head
  • n  an impact (as from a collision)
  • n  an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  • n  an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
  • n  a strong current of air
  • n  street names for cocaine
  • n  forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
    he gave his nose a loud blow
  • v  exhale hard
    blow on the soup to cool it down
  • v  be blowing or storming
  • v  free of obstruction by blowing air through
    blow one's nose
  • v  be in motion due to some air or water current
    The leaves were blowing in the wind
  • v  make a sound as if blown
  • v  shape by blowing
  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • v  spend thoughtlessly; throw away
  • v  spend lavishly or wastefully on
  • v  sound by having air expelled through a tube
  • v  play or sound a wind instrument
  • v  provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
  • v  cause air to go in, on, or through
  • v  cause to move by means of an air current
  • v  spout moist air from the blowhole
  • v  leave; informal or rude
  • v  lay eggs
    certain insects are said to blow
  • v  cause to be revealed and jeopardized
    The double agent was blown by the other side
  • v  show off
  • v  allow to regain its breath
    blow a horse
  • v  melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
  • v  burst suddenly
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