From Middle English blede (“fruit, flower, offspring”), from Old English blǣd, blēd (“that which is produced, flower, blossom, fruit”), from Proto-Germanic *blēduz, *blōdiz (“blossom, sprout”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (“to bloom, sprout; leaf, blossom”). Cognate with Scots bleed (“to produce, yield good results”), German Blüte (“flower, blossom, bloom, prosperity”), Latin flōs (“flower, bloom”), Old Irish bláth (“flower, blossom, bloom”).
- blede (obsolete)
blead (plural bleads)
- (rare, dialectal) Fruit.
From Middle English blede, from Old English blǣd (“blowing, blast, breath, inspiration”), from Proto-Germanic *blēduz (“blowing, breath, puff”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁- (“to blow up, inflate, puff up, swell”). Cognate with Old High German blāt (“blowing, wheezing, panting”).