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blossoming

n. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms [syn: flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence]

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blossoming

blossoming \blossoming\ n. the process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.

Syn: flowering, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence.

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blossoming

n. The act or process by which something blossoms. vb. (present participle of blossom English)

Usage examples of "blossoming".

He had already noticed the blossoming of her breasts under the thin gown.

She and James had done well in California, not from panning gold but from selling beef to the prospectors in the blossoming gold rush towns.

She turned back to Nishima who looked away, a faint blush blossoming on her neck and cheek.

Sisters witnessed the blossoming before your Order closed the grounds of Monarta.

And though it invariably meant warmer days and planting and the blossoming of cherry and plum and apple, this year it was not being celebrated.

Plum and cherry trees flowered on the banks and where there would normally be gay parties out under the boughs to observe the blossoming, frightened refugees streamed south instead.

Then through the summer sky, above the blossoming earth, they journeyed home, happier for the joy they had given, wiser for the good they had done.

So Thistle gladly went with him, and soon they came to a pleasant garden, where among the fairest flowers stood the hive, covered with vines and overhung with blossoming trees.

Even such utilitarian buildings, however, had ivy growing up over them, and flowers blossoming in niches.

They had reached The Bunyas, where from the fir-trees and the datura flowers, and the blossoming gardenias in the borders, there exhaled a strong night fragrance.

The old lemon tree stood blossoming in the square before the church, and, all around, the world smelled sweet.

Hadjisavas wiped his eyes, stood up and looked out of the window at the blossoming lemon tree.

What you saw in your sleep was what answers to your nature: to wander tranquilly and at peace beneath blossoming trees in Broussa, the town where you were born.

The Metropolitan, in his Easter vestments, had gone up to the laurel-decorated platform under the blossoming lemon tree, and now opened the heavy silver Gospel.

He reached Ai-Menas, strode across the forecourt, and greeted tH old lemon tree, under whose blossoming boughs the Metropolitan celebrated the Resurrection every year.