Middle English Dictionary Entry

blọ̄m n.
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(a) A flower, blossom; flowers, bloom; flowering (as a stage in the development of a plant); also fig.; bright as ~; beren ~, to flower; (b) as an epithet: Christ; the Virgin; (c) pre-eminence, superiority; beren the ~, have superiority, be the best.