blossom

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blossom

the flower or flowers of a plant, esp conspicuous flowers producing edible fruit

blossom

[′bläs·əm]
(botany)
(geology)
The oxidized or decomposed outcrop of a vein or coal bed. Also known as bloom.
References in classic literature ?
Now, I have seen men thrust a dry branch into that stuff, and presently the Red Flower blossomed at the end of it.
Besides, a faith in himself had secretly blossomed.
Heidegger, with a sigh, "this same withered and crumbling flower, blossomed five and fifty years ago.
He said that the Red Flower blossomed at the gate of the village, and men sat about it carrying guns.
But I, dearest Giovanni,--I grew up and blossomed with the plant and was nourished with its breath.
And yet, however high they went, the desert still blossomed like the rose.