A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
- The flower of a plant.
- Something resembling the flower of a plant: "Her hair was caught all to one side in a great bloom of frizz” ( Anne Tyler).
- The condition of being in flower: a rose in full bloom.
- A condition or time of vigor, freshness, and beauty; prime: "the radiant bloom of Greek genius” ( Edith Hamilton).
- A fresh, rosy complexion: "She was short, plump, and fair, with a fine bloom” ( Jane Austen).
- A waxy or powdery whitish to bluish coating on the surface of certain plant parts, as on cabbage leaves or on a plum or grape.
- A similar coating, as on newly minted coins.
- Grayish blotches or streaks on the surface of chocolate produced by the formation of cocoa butter crystals.
- Chemistry See efflorescence.
- Glare that is caused by a shiny object reflecting too much light into a television camera.
- A visible, colored area on the surface of bodies of water caused by excessive planktonic growth.
- To bear a flower or flowers.
- To support plant life in abundance: rains that made the yard bloom.
- To shine; glow.
- To grow or flourish with youth and vigor.
- To appear or expand suddenly: White vapor bloomed from the side of the rocket's fuel tank.
- To cause to flourish.
- Obsolete To cause to flower.
- A bar of steel prepared for rolling.
- A mass of wrought iron ready for further working.