Admittedly, it is fairly cringeworthy to watch the president joke about the blossoming sexuality of his daughters.
Then, I turned back to the blossoming tree that stands as a scarred and resolute exhibit of the life force itself.
Until then, the blossoming g-free industry can capitalize on the confusion.
c.1200, from Old English blostm, blostma "blossom, flower, fruit," from Proto-Germanic *blo-s- (cf. Middle Low German blosom, Dutch bloesem, German Blust), from PIE *bhlow-, extended form of *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom," possibly identical with *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole). This is the native word, now largely superseded by bloom and flower.
late 14c., from Old English blostmian, from blostma "blossom, flower" (see blossom (n.)). Figurative use from late 14c. Related: Blossomed; blossoming.