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noun American English pronunciation: bloom /blum/ 
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singularbloom
pluralblooms

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  1. 1
    [countable] mainly literary a flower

    It produces white, pink, or red blooms, with dark green foliage.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] a lot of flowers or plants together

      the bright bloom of the wild flowers in spring

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the time or the condition of being young, healthy, and attractive

    She had lost a good deal of her bloom and bounce.

    the bloom of youth/health:

    a young man still in the bloom of youth

  3. 3
    [singular/uncountable] the healthy look of someone's skin

    She had a healthy bloom in her cheeks.

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