bloom


bloom
{{11}}bloom (n.1) "blossom of a plant," c.1200, a northern word, from a Scandinavian source akin to O.N. blomi "flower, blossom," also collectively "flowers and foliage on trees;" from P.Gmc. *blomon (Cf. O.S. blomo, M.D. bloeme, Du. bloem, O.H.G. bluomo, Ger. Blume, Goth. bloma), from PIE *bhle- (Cf. O.Ir. blath "blossom, flower," L. flos "flower," florere "to blossom, flourish"), extended form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see BOLE (Cf. bole)). Related to O.E. blowan "to flower" (see BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.2)). Transferred sense, of persons, is from c.1300; meaning "state of greatest loveliness" is from early 14c.; that of "blush on the cheeks" is from 1752. Old English had cognate bloma, but only in the figurative sense of "state of greatest beauty;" the main word in Old English for "flower" was blostm (see BLOSSOM (Cf. blossom)).
{{12}}bloom (n.2) "rough mass of wrought iron," from O.E. bloma "lump of metal; mass," of unknown origin. Identical in form to BLOOM (Cf. bloom) (n.1), and sometimes regarded as a secondary sense of it, but evidence of a connection is wanting.
{{12}}bloom (v.) mid-13c., blomen, from the noun (see BLOOM (Cf. bloom) (n.1)). Related: Bloomed; BLOOMING (Cf. blooming).

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