Bloom vs Florid - What's the difference?
As a noun bloom
As an adjective florid is
having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy.
From (etyl) blome, from (etyl) ). More at .
A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
(uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.
- the rich blooms of the tropics
- The cherry trees are in bloom .
A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.
- sight of vernal bloom
- the bloom of youth
The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.
- Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom , a more delicate and briefer beauty.
The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.
- a new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it
(mineralogy) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.
A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.
- the rose-red cobalt bloom
* (flower of a plant ): blossom, flower
* (opening of flowers ): blossom, flower
* (anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness ): flush, glow
* bloom is off the rose
* in bloom
To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.
- Charitable affection bloomed them.
Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.
- While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.
(figuratively) Of a person, business, etc, to flourish; to be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigour; to show beauty and freshness.
- A flower which once / In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, / Began to bloom .
- A better country blooms to view, / Beneath a brighter sky.
* (produce blooms) blossom, flower
* (flourish) blossom, flourish, thrive
* late bloomer
The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.
* 1957 , H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry , p. 26:
- These metallic bodies gradually increasing in volume finally conglomerate into a larger mass, the bloom , which is extracted from the furnace with tongs.
Having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy.
Elaborately ornate; flowery.
In a blatant, vivid, or highly disorganized state.
- Florid psychosis.