blōwan, str.v: to bloom, flourish, blossom. (BLO-wan / ˈbloː-wan)

The margin of a medieval manuscript decorated with blue, pink and red flowers with green leaves, accented with shiny gold plate.
Horae ad usum Briocensem, 1410-30; Bibliothèque nationale de France, NAL 3194, f. 116v. []

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