These "lisping hawthorn-buds" of fashion only bourgeon in tainted soil.
My budding Daphne wanted scope To bourgeon all her flowers of hope.
bourgeon de Mars, enfant de Paris;Si un eschape, il en vaut dix.
They keep religion alive, and make it bourgeon and yield the new fruits for which the generations hunger.
early 14c., "grow, sprout, blossom," from Anglo-French burjuner, Old French borjoner "to bud, sprout," from borjon "a bud, shoot, pimple" (Modern French bourgeon), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *burrionem (nominative *burrio), from Late Latin burra "flock of wool," itself of uncertain origin. Some sources (Kitchin, Gamillscheg) say either the French word or the Vulgar Latin one is from Germanic. The English verb is perhaps instead a native development from burjoin (n.) "a bud" (c.1300), from Old French. Related: Burgeoned; burgeoning.