In botany, blossom is a term given to the flowers of stone fruit trees (genus Prunus) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely for a period of time in spring. Colloquially flowers of orange are referred to as such as well.
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... The annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia is a spring celebration commemorating Japan’s 1926 gift of 1,600 flowering trees to the City of Philadelphia as a gesture of goodwill ... Sunday” taking place in Fairmount Park at the site of the historic cherry blossom tree plantings ...
... Blossom (voiced by Cathy Cavadini) is "the smart one" and self-proclaimed leader of the Powerpuff Girls ... However, even though Blossom said her ice breath was "all used up", she has been seen using it frequently in the later episodes ... as seen in the episode "A Very Special Blossom" ...
... In numerical analysis, a blossom is a functional that can be applied to any polynomial, but is mostly used for Bézier and spline curves and surfaces ... The blossom of a polynomial ƒ, often denoted is completely characterised by the three properties It is a symmetric function of its arguments (where π is any permutation ...
... The City of Blossom is served by the Prairiland Independent School District. ...
... BLOSSOM results were released on September 18, 2009 ... Measurements of efficacy using an intent-to-treat last observation carried forward, or ITT-LOCF, analysis showed that 47.2% of lorcaserin patients lost at least 5% of their body weight, compared to 25.0% for placebo ...
More definitions of "blossom":
- (noun): Reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts.
Synonyms: flower, bloom
Famous quotes containing the word blossom:
“Poetry and music I have banished,
But the stupidity
Of root, shoot, blossom or clay
Makes no demand.
I bend my body to the spade
Or grope with a dirty hand.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“The Cad is the entire epitome, the complete blossom and fruit in one, of what we are told is an age of culture. Behold him in the vélodrome as he yells insanely after his kind as they tear along on their tandem machines in a match, and then ask yourself candidly, O my reader, if any age before this in all the centuries of earth ever produced any creature so utterly low and loathsome, so physically, mentally, individually, and collectively hideous?”
—Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (18391908)
“Theyre here, though; not a creature failed,
No blossom stayed away
In gentle deference to me,
The Queen of Calvary.
Each one salutes me as he goes,”
—Emily Dickinson (18301886)