Wednesday, 19 September 2012



1. the flower of a plant.
2. flowers collectively.
3. state of having the buds opened.
4. a flourishing, healthy condition; the time or period of greatest beauty, artistry, etc.
5. a glow or flush on the cheek indicative of youth and health.
6. the glossy, healthy appearance of the coat of an animal.
7. a moist, lustrous appearance indicating freshness in fish.
8. redness or a fresh appearance on the surface of meat.
9. Botany . a whitish powdery deposit or coating, as on the surface of certain fruits and leaves: the bloom of the grape.
10. any similar surface coating or appearance.
11. any of certain minerals occurring as powdery coatings on rocks or other minerals.
12. Also called chill. a clouded or dull area on a varnished or lacquered surface.
13. Also called algal bloom, water bloom. the sudden development of conspicuous masses of organisms, as algae, on the surface of a body of water.
14. Television . image spread produced by excessive exposure of highlights in a television image.
-verb (used without object)
15. to produce or yield blossoms.
16. to flourish or thrive.
17. to be in or achieve a state of healthful beauty and vigour: a sickly child who suddenly bloomed; a small talent that somehow bloomed into major artistry.
18. to glow with warmth or with a warm colour.
-verb (used with object)
19. to cause to yield blossoms.
20. to make bloom or cause to flourish.
21. to invest with lustre or beauty.
22. to cause a cloudy area on (something shiny); dampen; chill.
23. Optics . to coat (a lens) with an anti-reflection material.

1. a piece of steel, square or slightly oblong in section, reduced from an ingot to dimensions suitable for further rolling.
2. a large lump of iron and slag, of pasty consistency when hot, produced in a puddling furnace or bloomery and hammered into wrought iron.
-verb (used with object)
3. to make (an ingot) into a bloom.

Patience is of the essence here
I watered it enough
To see this metal bloom
Pollination might be harder still
I may have reached an impasse
And never see fruits
For all my blooming efforts.

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