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blossom

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

blossom

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(botany)
(geology)
The oxidized or decomposed outcrop of a vein or coal bed. Also known as bloom.
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When the bean-vines began to flower on the poles, there was one particular variety which bore a vivid scarlet blossom. The daguerreotypist had found these beans in a garret, over one of the seven gables, treasured up in an old chest of drawers by some horticultural Pyncheon of days gone by, who doubtless meant to sow them the next summer, but was himself first sown in Death's garden-ground.
Gently she answered, telling them her errand, beseeching them to let her pass ere the cold wind blighted her frail blossoms. Then they flung wide the doors, and she passed in.
And Violet said, Yes; so day after day they labored to make a pathway through the frozen earth, that she might reach the roots of the withered flowers; and soon, wherever through the dark galleries she went, the soft light fell upon the roots of flowers, and they with new life spread forth in the warm ground, and forced fresh sap to the blossoms above.
And can I, heedless of their beauty, doom them to pain and grief, that I might save my own dear blossoms from the cruel foes to which I leave them?
Sadly they watched over every bird and blossom which she had loved, and strove to be like her in kindly words and deeds.
In the first ecstasy of having a garden all my own, and in my burning impatience to make the waste places blossom like a rose, I did one warm Sunday in last year's April during the servants' dinner hour, doubly secure from the gardener by the day and the dinner, slink out with a spade and a rake and feverishly dig a little piece of ground and break it up and sow surreptitious ipomaea, and run back very hot and guilty into the house, and get into a chair and behind a book and look languid just in time to save my reputation.
But a bird sang blithely on a budding bough, close by, the snowdrops blossomed freshly at the window, and the spring sunshine streamed in like a benediction over the placid face upon the pillow, a face so full of painless peace that those who loved it best smiled through their tears, and thanked God that Beth was well at last.
A visitor said, "I like the camera, so I came to take photos of the grass-cherry blossom that spreads all over the surface.
Meanwhile, take the banana blossoms out of the freezer and drain.
Had I checked, I would have known that the best time this year for viewing cherry blossoms in Tokyo would be between March 28 and April 7.
Cherry blossoms are symbolic flowers of the spring, a time of renewal, and signify the fleeting nature of life.
The following are stations and routes where cherry blossoms can be viewed, as well as areas where they can be seen nearby: