1. blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence, growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis

usage: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms


1. bloom, blossom, flower, develop

usage: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"

2. blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfold, develop

usage: develop or come to a promising stage; "Youth blossomed into maturity"

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