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BLUME, Blüme, Bluim, v. and n. Sc. forms of Eng. bloom. Cf. Bleem, n. [blym em.Sc.(a), sm.Sc., s.Sc.; blɪm em.Sc.(b), wm.Sc.; bløm I.Sc., sn.Sc.]

1. v. Lnk. 1923  G. Rae 'Mang Lowland Hills 47:
I can hear the sang o' the lark in the simmer morn, When the hedge-raws blume 'neth the touch o' a heavenly haun.
Wgt. 1804  R. Couper Poems II. 210:
Short bluims the maiden in your ha's: Whan dried your bluidy sword!

2. n.

(1) A blossom. Ags. 1920  A. Gray Songs, etc., from Heine 15:
The tears I greet are changit Into the blümes o' spring.

(2) “Potato tops” (Ags.1 1935).

[O.Sc. blome, blume, blewm(e), n. and v. (D.O.S.T.); n.Mid.Eng. blome, Mid.Eng. blome(n), to bloom; Goth. blôma, O.N. blôm, a bloom.]

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