Pronunciation: (blos'um),[key] —n.Bot. 1. the flower of a plant, esp. of one producing an edible fruit.
2. the state of flowering: The apple tree is in blossom.
—v.i. 1. Bot.to produce or yield blossoms.
2. to flourish; develop (often fol. by into or out): a writer of commercial jingles who blossomed out into an important composer. 3. (of a parachute) to open.
Pronunciation: (blos'um),[key] —n. a female given name.