nosegay


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nose·gay

 (nōz′gā′)
n.
A small bunch of flowers; a bouquet.

[Middle English : nose, nose; see nose + gai, joyous, ornament; see gay.]

nosegay

(ˈnəʊzˌɡeɪ)
n
a small bunch of flowers; posy
[C15: from nose + archaic gay a toy]

nose•gay

(ˈnoʊzˌgeɪ)

n.
a small bunch of flowers; bouquet; posy.
[1375–1425; literally, a gay (see gay) for the nose]

Nosegay

 bunch of fragrant flowers or herbs. See also bouquet.
Examples: nosegay from the drains, 1889; of the elect, 1626; of flowers, 1578; of gold, 1704; of herbs, 1853; of wit and politeness, 1731; of yellow hair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nosegay - an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a presentnosegay - an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
floral arrangement, flower arrangement - a decorative arrangement of flowers

nosegay

noun posy, spray, bouquet, corsage In Greece, marjoram is considered to be lucky and is used in bridal garlands and nosegays.

nosegay

noun
Cut flowers that have been arranged in a usually small bunch:
Translations
باقَه صَغيرَه من الزَّهْر
vonička
blomsterbuket
kukkakimppu
blómvöndur
puokštelė
ziedu pušķītis
malá kytička
blomsterbukett
buketçiçek demetidemet

nosegay

[ˈnəʊzgeɪ] Nramillete m

nosegay

[ˈnəʊzˌgeɪ] n (gen) → mazzolino (di fiori); (at wedding) → piccolo bouquet m inv

nosegay

(ˈnəuzgei) noun
a bunch of sweet-smelling flowers.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie never forgets that," she said, putting the fresh nosegay in the vase that stood in `Marmee's corner', and was kept supplied by the affectionate boy.
There was a red velvet footstool in the best parlour, on which my mother had painted a nosegay.
Here's the clerk coming with his fiddle, and a smart fellow with a nosegay in his button-hole.
These factory girls from Lowell shall mate themselves with the pride of drawing-rooms and literary circles, the bluebells in fashion's nosegay, the Sapphos, and Montagues, and Nortons of the age.
However, I'm off now once for all: I like your cow now a great deal better than this smart beast that played me this trick, and has spoiled my best coat, you see, in this puddle; which, by the by, smells not very like a nosegay.
and when the ugly lame old gardener, who I thought had hardly noticed me in all those years, came panting after the coach to give me a little nosegay of geraniums and told me I had been the light of his eyes--indeed the old man said so
He had a handsome face, an artfully poised hat, a glass in one eye, and a nosegay in his buttonhole.
I know not whether it was done intentionally, but La Esmeralda took the faded nosegay and wore it all day long upon her breast.
Indeed, so devoted was the rich Miller to little Hans, that be would never go by his garden without leaning over the wall and plucking a large nosegay, or a handful of sweet herbs, or filling his pockets with plums and cherries if it was the fruit season.
Dark crimson velvet, dark purple silk, and jet-black cloth, with linen of dazzling whiteness, composed the festive dress of the President, who marched at the head of his Committee carrying an enormous nosegay, like that which a hundred and twenty-one years later, Monsieur de Robespierre displayed at the festival of "The Supreme Being.
She had just arrived at a conclusion which expressed itself outwardly by a malicious smile, when gentle Cecilia appeared on the lawn--a lovable object in a broad straw hat and a white dress, with a nosegay in her bosom--smiling, and fanning herself.
As I listened to the companionable murmur of the stream, I almost expected to see her again, in her simple white frock and straw hat, singing to the music of the rivulet, and freshening her nosegay of wild flowers by dipping it in the cool water.