Webster 1913 Edition
The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively;
blossomsand fruit of a tree; an apple tree in
☞ The term has been applied by some botanists, and is also applied in common usage, to the corolla. It is more commonly used than flower or bloom, when we have reference to the fruit which is to succeed. Thus we use flowers when we speak of plants cultivated for ornament, and bloom in a more general sense, as of flowers in general, or in reference to the beauty of flowers.
Blossomsflaunting in the eye of day.
A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
blossomof my youth.
The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; – otherwise called peach color.
having the blossoms open; in bloom.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower.
The moving whisper of huge trees that branched
To flourish and prosper; to develop into a superior type.
blossomand bud, and full the face of the world with fruit.
Isa. xxvii. 6.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The flower or corol of a plant; a general term, applicable to every species of tree or plant, but more generally used than flower or bloom, when we have reference to the fruit which is to succeed. Thus we use flowers,when we speak of shrubs cultivated for ornament; and bloom, in a more general sense, as flowers in general, or in reference to the beauty of flowers.
2.This word is used to denote the color of a horse, that has his hair white,but intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; otherwise, peach-colored.