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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 ?
The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man.
There was just the ordinary surface scum of ledgers and polished counters and brass bars that began and stopped for no possible reason, of electric-light globes blossoming in triplets, of little rabbit hutches faced with glass or wire, of little rabbits.
The spring had come with running brooks and blossoming trees.
That new inward life of hers, notwithstanding some volcanic upheavings of imprisoned passions, yet shone out in her face with a tender soft light that mingled itself as added loveliness with the gradually enriched color and outline of her blossoming youth.
And to think that this is only the first blossoming, and that the real fruits are to come