ETYM Old Eng. blaw, blowe; cf. Old High Germ. bliuwan, pliuwan, to beat, German bläuen, Goth. bliggwan.
1. A powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon.
2. Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; SYN. puff.
ETYM Greek anthos bloom, from anthein to bloom.
(Irregular plural: antheses).
The period or state of full expansion in a flower.
The process or period of flowering.