- First Reference: Numbers 17:5
- Last Reference: Habakkuk 3:17
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
BLOS'SOM, noun [Gr. a bud, probably from the same root.]
1. The flower or corol of a plant; a general term, applicable to every species of tree or plant, but more generally used than flower or bloom, when we have reference to the fruit which is to succeed. Thus we use flowers, when we speak of shrubs cultivated for ornament; and bloom, in a more general sense, as flowers in general, or in reference to the beauty of flowers.
2. This word is used to denote the color of a horse, that has his hair white, but intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; otherwise, peach-colored.
BLOS'SOM, verb intransitive To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower.
1. To flourish and prosper.
The desert shall blossom as the rose. Isaiah 35:1.
BLOS'SOMING, participle present tense Putting forth flowers; blowing.
BLOS'SOMING, noun The blowing or flowering of plants.