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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.
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This is because it takes a lot of energy for the plant to produce the huge flower, and it needs years of rest between blossoming periods.
In the city center, in front of some homes and businesses, some plum trees turned white, and bees started to gather pollen from the blossoming trees.
Cherry blossom is also interpreted in Japan as "transient of life" because it has a short blossoming period and very fragile.