bloom

I.
/blum / (say bloohm)

noun
1. the flower of a plant.
2. flowers collectively.
3. the state of having the buds opened.
4. a flourishing, healthy condition: the bloom of youth.
5. prime; state of full development; perfection.
6. a glow or flush on the cheek indicative of youth and health.
7. Botany a whitish powdery deposit or coating consisting of minute particles of oxidised pigment, wild yeasts, etc., as on the surface of certain fruits and leaves.
8. any similar surface coating or appearance.
9. any of certain minerals occurring as a pulverulent encrustation.
10. a discolouration of water given by the development of certain algae.
verb (i)
11. to produce or yield blossoms.
12. to flourish.
13. to be in a state of healthy beauty and vigour.
14. to glow with a warm colour.
15. to reach the stage of full development.
{Middle English blom(e), from Old Norse blōm flower, blōmi prosperity}
bloomless, adjective
II.
/blum / (say bloohm)

noun
a semi-finished steel ingot rolled to reduced size.
{Middle English, Old English blōma lump of metal}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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