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bloomer1 British & World English

A plant that produces flowers at a specified time

bloomer2 British & World English

A serious or stupid mistake

bloomer3 British & World English

A large loaf with diagonal slashes on a rounded top

Bloomer, Amelia British & World English

(1818–94), US suffragette and social reformer; full name Amelia Jenks Bloomer. She founded and edited 1849–55 the feminist paper Lily, and she wore full pants that came to be known as “bloomers.”

Bloomer in bloomers British & World English

Women’s loose-fitting knee-length knickers, considered old-fashioned

Amelia Jenks Bloomer in Bloomer, Amelia British & World English

(1818–94), US suffragette and social reformer; full name Amelia Jenks Bloomer. She founded and edited 1849–55 the feminist paper Lily, and she wore full pants that came to be known as “bloomers.”