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bloom·er / ˈbloōmər/ • n. [usu. in comb.] a plant that produces flowers at a specified time: fragrant night-bloomers such as nicotiana. ∎  a person who matures or flourishes at a specified time: he was a late bloomer. bloom·er2 • n. Brit., inf., dated a serious or stupid mistake.

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bloomer (chiefly pl.) women's trouser costume. XIX. f. name of Mrs. Amelia Bloomer, who advocated the use of the dress.