Grow vs. Blossom

By Jaxson

  • Blossom

    In botany, blossoms are the flowers of stone fruit trees (genus Prunus) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely for a period of time in spring.

    Colloquially flowers of orange are referred to as such as well. Peach blossoms (including nectarine), most cherry blossoms, and some almond blossoms are usually pink. Plum blossoms, apple blossoms, orange blossoms, some cherry blossoms, and most almond blossoms are white.

    Blossoms provide pollen to pollinators such as bees, and initiate cross-pollination necessary for the trees to reproduce by producing fruit.

    Blossom trees have a tendency to lose their flower petals in wind-blown cascades, often covering the surrounding ground in petals. This attribute tends to distinguish blossom trees from other flowering trees.

  • Grow (verb)

    To become bigger.

    “Children grow quickly.”

  • Grow (verb)

    To appear or sprout.

    “Flowers grew on the trees as summer approached.”

    “A long tail began to grow from his backside.”

  • Grow (verb)

    To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.

    “He grows peppers and squash each summer in his garden.”

    “Have you ever grown your hair before?”

  • Grow (verb)

    To assume a condition or quality over time.

    “The boy grew wise as he matured.”

    “The town grew smaller and smaller in the distance as we travelled.”

    “You have grown strong.”

  • Grow (verb)

    To become attached or fixed; to adhere.

  • Blossom (noun)

    A fruit fruiting; a mass of such flowers.

    “The blossom has come early this year.”

  • Blossom (noun)

    The state or season of producing such flowers.

    “The orchard is in blossom.”

  • Blossom (noun)

    A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.

  • Blossom (noun)

    The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.

  • Blossom (verb)

    To have, or open into, blossoms; to bloom.

  • Blossom (verb)

    To begin to flourish.

  • Grow (verb)

    (of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically

    “he would watch Nick grow to manhood”

    “grown men don’t act so stupidly”

  • Grow (verb)

    (of a plant) germinate and develop

    “morels grow in a variety of places”

  • Grow (verb)

    cause (plants) to germinate and develop

    “more land was needed to grow crops for export”

  • Grow (verb)

    allow or cause (a part of the body) to grow or develop

    “if a newt’s leg is amputated, it will grow a new one”

    “she grew her hair long”

  • Grow (verb)

    (of something abstract) come into existence and develop

    “a school of painting grew up in Cuzco”

    “the play grew out of a drama school project”

  • Grow (verb)

    become larger or greater over a period of time; increase

    “turnover grew to more than $100,000 within three years”

  • Grow (verb)

    develop or expand (something, especially a business)

    “entrepreneurs who are struggling to grow their businesses”

  • Grow (verb)

    become gradually or increasingly

    “sharing our experiences we grew braver”

  • Grow (verb)

    (of a person) come to feel or think something over time

    “supposing we had grown to know and love nuclear power”

  • Blossom (noun)

    a flower or a mass of flowers, especially on a tree or bush

    “tiny white blossoms”

    “the slopes were ablaze with almond blossom”

  • Blossom (noun)

    the state or period of flowering

    “fruit trees in blossom”

  • Blossom (verb)

    (of a tree or bush) produce flowers or masses of flowers

    “a garden in which roses blossom”

  • Blossom (verb)

    mature or develop in a promising or healthy way

    “their friendship blossomed into romance”

Oxford Dictionary

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