Blossom

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Blossom

The Christian name of the cow used by Edward Jenner to develop the smallpox vaccine in 1796.
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With jasmine, orange blossom, gardenia and sandalwood, it packs a distinctive punch on the first spray, before settling down into a blossomy scent.
She had no more blossomy openings dusting pollen over her man, neither any glistening young fruit where the petals used to be.
Its blossomy colors appeared dried out, droopy, and half-awry.
Destruction and the blossom: let me say it another way: that soldier, burning to be someone fabulous, torches the thatch (see blossomy flame) of the enemy's hospital: cut to my body,
You get blossomy aromatics, followed by touches of lime, green apple and ripe citrus fruits, with well balanced acidity on the finish.
uk DUBBED the sommeliers' favourite grape, riesling complements so many dishes - and this Kiwi really delivers, with fresh blossomy, spring flower aromas, and a whisper of sweetness to the round, peachy, citrusy fruit and mouth-watering finish.
Hurston's "She had no more blossomy openings dusting pollen over her man, neither any glistening young fruit where the petals used to be"(112) is similar to Jacobsen's "Whatever had been delicate and flowerlike in her nature, all the fair and fragrant growth which heretofore had entwined her life as with luxurious though fantastic and even bizane arabesques, withered and died the death"(209).