bourgeon

bourgeon

[bur-juhn]
noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
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bourgeon (ˈbɜːdʒən)
 
n, —vb
a variant spelling of burgeon

burgeon or bourgeon (ˈbɜːdʒən)
 
vb (often foll by forth or out)
1.  (of a plant) to sprout (buds)
2.  (intr; often foll by forth or out) to develop or grow rapidly; flourish
 
n
3.  a bud of a plant
 
[C13: from Old French burjon, perhaps ultimately from Late Latin burra shaggy cloth; from the downiness of certain buds]
 
bourgeon or bourgeon
 
vb
 
n
 
[C13: from Old French burjon, perhaps ultimately from Late Latin burra shaggy cloth; from the downiness of certain buds]

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