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blossom +‎ -est



  1. Most like a blossom.
    • 1871, Myron B. Benton, "A Midwinter-Day", Appletons' Journal of Literature, Science and Art, 25 February 1871, page 227:
      I fancy that, in the vital kernel of that inanimate ball of fur, which Audubon says he rolls himself into, he is all the while dreaming the sweetest of dreams — living in the rankest, blossomest, honeyest clover, fenced about with delightful tumbled-down stone-walls, []
    • 1950, Judson Crews, A Poet's Breath, Motive Book Shop (1950), unknown page:
      The winter that strikes the blossomest season
      is the one most dreaded for wanton destruction
    • 1994, Dennis Potter, 15 March 1994, an interview with Melvyn Bragg. Broadcast by Channel 4 on 5 April 1994
      ... instead of saying "Oh that's nice blossom" ... looking at it through the window when I'm writing, I see it is the whitest, frothiest, blossomest blossom that there ever could be, and I can see it.
    • 1998 April 14, [nimbus], “Re: about fear”, in alt.dreams.castaneda, Usenet[1]:
      The cherry trees are at their frothy blossomest and the vivid green of new growth lights even the darkest corners.
    • 2000 February 14, Barbara Martin, “Re: Nat's holiday”, in, Usenet[2]:
      In my opinion, one of the nicest sights wil[sic] be in the Cotswolds, just north of Oxford, where the blossom is the blossomest, the rolling countryside is the prettiest and the cottages are the most picturesque.

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  1. (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of blossom
    • 1840, Francis Hastings Doyle, "To —", in Miscellaneous Verses, Blatch and Lampert (1840), page 50:
      Like some young flower, thou blossomest,
      Without a fear on earth;
    • 1861, J. T. Burgess, Life Scenes and Social Sketches: A Book for English Hearths and Homes, W. Kent & Co. (1861), page 33:
      You live and you die — cold winter is your tomb; but, when spring comes, with its genial showers, and dissolves thy bonds, thou arisest and blossomest more sweetly than before.
    • 1907, Louis M. Elshemus, "Mollie", in All About Girls: Unpoetical and Poetical Maidens, Eastman Lewis (1907), page 163:
      That blossomest above the calm Pacific's beach
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:blossomest.