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blossom forth

1. Of a plant, to bloom. I can't wait for the flowers I planted to blossom forth and fill our yard with color!
2. Of a person or thing, to quickly grow and mature. It feels like my kids blossomed forth into adulthood in no time at all. I had a much easier time writing my second novel—the idea for its plot just blossomed forth overnight.
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blossom into (something)

1. Of a plant, to bloom into a particular form. I can't wait for the flowers I planted to blossom into beautiful colors and brighten up our yard.
2. Of a person or thing, to quickly grow and mature into a particular type of person or thing. It feels like my kids blossomed into adulthood in no time at all. I had a much easier time writing my second novel—my idea blossomed into a fully fledged plot almost overnight.
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blossom out

1. Of a plant, to bloom. I can't wait for the flowers I planted to blossom out and fill our yard with color!
2. Of a person or thing, to develop completely. Amanda was really shy as a kid, but her bubbly personality blossomed out in adulthood. I had a much easier time writing my second novel—the idea for its plot just blossomed out overnight.
See also: blossom, out

bring (something) into blossom

To cause something, such as a flower or a tree, to bloom. Moving those flowers to a sunnier spot helped bring them into blossom. Nothing I've done has brought these plants into blossom—do I need to water them more often?
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come into bloom

To blossom, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. What time of year do these plants come into bloom? Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers have come into bloom.
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come into blossom

To bloom, as of a flower or tree. What time of year do these plants come into blossom? Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers have come into blossom.
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go gathering orange blossoms

To look for a wife. The phrase refers to the frequent use of orange blossoms as wedding decorations symbolizing the bride's innocence. I'm quite certain that Sir Andrew went to town to go gathering orange blossoms, so we'd best get ready for a wedding!
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in blossom

Having fully bloomed, as of a flower, tree, or other such plant. Our back yard is so colorful now that all the flowers are in blossom.
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rum blossom

dated A red, swollen, bumpy appearance to one's nose, commonly (but mistakenly) ascribed to long-term alcohol abuse. Technically known as a rhinophyma. The old drunk had all the stereotypical traits—a chronic hiccup, a bright rum blossom on his nose, and disheveled clothes that hadn't seen a washing machine in weeks. More than just being unsightly, people think this rhinophyma is a rum blossom, even though I've never touched a drop of liquor in my life!
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toddy blossom

dated A red, swollen, bumpy appearance to one's nose, commonly (but mistakenly) ascribed to long-term alcohol abuse. "Toddy" refers liquor that has been diluted with hot water and sugar, as well as other spices or lemon juice. The old drunk had all the stereotypical traits—a chronic hiccup, a bright toddy blossom on his nose, and disheveled clothes that hadn't seen a washing machine in weeks. More than just being unsightly, having this big, ugly toddy blossom makes people think I'm a lush.
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blossom forth

 
1. Lit. [for a plant] to burst into flower. All the trees blossomed forth at the same time. Each spring my tulips blossom forth in all their glory.
2. Fig. [for someone or a concept] to develop or grow quickly. A wonderful idea blossomed forth and caught on quickly. That summer she suddenly blossomed forth into a young woman.
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blossom into something

 
1. Lit. [for a plant] to develop into full bloom. The bush blossomed into beautiful red roses. Imagine this brown old bulb blossoming into a lovely flower.
2. Fig. [for someone or a concept] to develop into something. She blossomed into a lovely young lady. The idea blossomed into a huge real estate development.
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blossom out

 
1. Lit. [for a plant or tree] to become covered with flowers. The apple tree blossomed out for the last time.
2. Fig. [for someone or a concept] to develop fully, physically and intellectually. She blossomed out in her studies and her excellent grades showed it. In her last year in school, she blossomed out.
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bring something into blossom

to make a plant or tree bloom. The special plant food brought the rosebush into blossom. The roses were brought into blossom by the lovely weather.
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come into bloom

 and come into blossom 
1. [for a flower] to bloom. This rose comes into bloom later in the summer. When do they normally come into blossom?
2. [for a plant, bush, or tree] to begin to have many blossoms. When do these bushes come into bloom? They come into blossom in June.
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in blossom

 and in bloom
blooming; covered with blossoms. All the apple trees are in blossom now. When are the fruit trees in bloom in this part of the country?
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blossom into

Also, blossom out. Develop, flourish, as in She's blossomed into a fine young woman, or His business has blossomed out and he's doing well. [Second half of 1800s]
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toddy blossom

n. a large pimple from too much drinking. (see also strawberry.) He was sporting a toddy blossom that would be the envy of any bum on skid row.
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CHILE: Alto Los Romeros Gran Reserva Colchagua 2014, Chile (PS9.95, www.tannerswines.co.uk) has creamy, blossomy aromas, a restrained, silky richness and well-ripened pear and citrus fruits.
Overflowing with peach, pear and lime with a blossomy nose, it bridges the gap between a chardonnay and a sauvignon blanc and has intensity without weight.
The blossomy scents and generous fruit flavours sing from the glass.
A pale beauty from the South of France that's non-syrupy and fragrant, honeycomb flavours mingle with lychee on the blossomy finish.
It's a strong seller all year round, with sales currently up 26%," says Alexandra Mawson, Waitrose wine buyer who recommends Mirabeau Pure Rose 2016, Cotes de Provence, France (PS12.99, Waitrose), with delicate fresh berry fruits and blossomy aromas.
A straw yellow and rich style, it's blossomy with scents of white flowers.
CHILE CHIMES | With near-perfect growing conditions and a Mediterranean climate, French grape varieties such as roussanne and marsanne have found a niche in blends such as Alto Los Romeros Gran Reserva Colchagua 2014, Chile (PS9.95, tannerswines.co.uk), right, With creamy, blossomy aromas, a restrained, silky richness and well-ripened pear and citrus fruits, there's a delightful honeyed note with refreshing acidity in the background.
CHILE CHIMES | With near-perfect growing conditions and a Mediterranean climate, French grape varieties such as roussanne and marsanne have found a niche in blends such as Alto Los Romeros Gran Reserva Colchagua 2014, Chile (PS9.95, tannerswines.co.uk), right, With creamy, blossomy aromas, a restrained, silky richness and well-ripened pear and citrus fruits, there's a delightful honeyed note with refreshing acidity in the bEST BODEGA | Tannat (a spicy red grape that's native to Madiran in south west France) thrives in South America's smallest country and this award winning Garzon Tannat 2012, Uruguay (PS15.99, selfridges.com) could leave you dreaming of a wine tasting holiday in Punta del Este.
Lemon Drizzle - Waen brewery, .mid Wales A complete contrast to the dark ales on offer elsewhere - floral and lemon blossomy aroma, then a lightly malty lemon taste.
Classic Italian styling goes into the attractively fluted bottle, and it reveals a fragrant prosecco with a hint of white flowers, fine beads and a very subtle sweetness on the blossomy finish.
Off-dry and blossomy with luscious apricot and honeysuckle, it's juicy enough to complement chicken stir-fry and Asian cuisine.
Try Domaine Ferret Pouilly Fuisse 2012, France (PS25.99, oxfordwine.co.uk) which is beautifully balanced with a blossomy nose and vanilla, honey, pear and apricots tinged by spicy, nutty nuances and an underlying minerality on the elegant finish.
Floral and blossomy with a blast of lychee, there's a subtle fizz for extra freshness and a delicious drop with Asian snacks and bites.
Try La Tour De Marrenon, Luberon 2010 (pounds 4.99 from pounds 9.99, until July 19, Tesco) - a marriage of grenache blanc and vermentino, it's blossomy with classic peach fruit flavours and good acidity on the finish.