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bloom / bloōm/ • n. 1. a flower, esp. one cultivated for its beauty: an exotic bloom. ∎  the state or period of flowering: the apple trees were in bloom. ∎  the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigor: a young girl, still in the bloom of youth. 2. [in sing.] a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion: her face had lost its usual bloom. 3. a delicate powdery surface deposit on certain fresh fruits, leaves, or stems. ∎  a rapid growth of microscopic algae or cyanobacteria in water, often resulting in a colored scum on the surface. ∎  a grayish-white appearance on chocolate caused by cocoa butter rising to the surface. • v. [intr.] produce flowers; be in flower: a rose tree bloomed on a ruined wall. ∎  come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish: she bloomed as an actress under his tutelage. bloom2 • n. a mass of iron, steel, or other metal hammered or rolled into a thick bar for further working. ∎ hist. an unworked mass of puddled iron. • v. [tr.] [usu. as n.] (blooming) make (metal) into such a mass.

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bloom Dense population of microscopic algae or cyanobacteria on the surface of lakes or seas, often colouring the water. They may appear suddenly through migration of the population to the water surface. This occurs when the cells (previously mixed down into the water column by wind action) float or swim to the surface under calm conditions. They may arise also through rapid multiplication in response to large increases in nutrients. This happens when sewage, or other mineral-rich water, enters a lake or sea. Some blooms produce toxins, which can be harmful to marine life.

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bloom1 blossom, flower XIII; powdery deposit on fruits XVII. ME blom(e) — ON. blóm flower. blossom, and blómi prosperity, pl. flowers, corr. to OS. blómo, OHG. bluomo, -ma (G. blume). Goth. blóma :- Gmc. *blóma-, *blóman-, ōn-, f. *blð- BLOW2. For the OE. syn. See BLOSSOM.
Hence bloom vb. XIII.

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bloom Fat bloom is the whitish appearance on the surface of chocolate which sometimes occurs on storage. It is due either to a change in the form of the fat at the surface or to fat diffusing outwards and being deposited as crystals on the surface. Sugar bloom is less common; it is due to the deposition of sugar crystals on the surface.

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bloom2 mass of iron brought into the form of a thick bar. OE. blóma identical in form with BLOOM1, but prob. a different word.

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bloom See algal bloom.

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bloom See ALGAL BLOOM.

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