One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the trees stood flushed with pink blossoms’
flower, bloom, floweret
blossoming, inflorescence, florescence, efflorescence
1‘the snowdrops have blossomed a month early’
bloom, flower, be in flower, come into blossom, come into flower, open, open out, burgeon, bud, sprout, mature, burst forth, unfold
2‘the idea has now blossomed into a successful business’
develop, grow, mature, progress, evolve, burst forth, come to fruition
flourish, thrive, get on well, prosper, succeed, be successful, make headway, bloom, burgeon
informal go great guns
‘the cherry trees are out in blossom’
in flower, flowering, blossoming, blooming, in bloom, in full bloom, open, out
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