posy


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po·sy

 (pō′zē)
n. pl. po·sies
1. A flower or bunch of flowers; a bouquet.
2. Archaic A brief verse or sentimental phrase, especially one inscribed on a ring.

[Alteration of poesy, motto or line of verse (archaic).]

posy

(ˈpəʊzɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. a small bunch of flowers or a single flower; nosegay
2. archaic a brief motto or inscription, esp one on a trinket or a ring
[C16: variant of poesy]

po•sy

(ˈpoʊ zi)

n., pl. -sies.
1. a flower, nosegay, or bouquet.
2. Archaic. a brief motto or the like.
[1400–50; alter. of poesy]

Posy

 a collection or bouquet of flowers; of poetry or rhetoric, 1569. See also bouquet, nosegay, poesy.
Examples: posy of flowers, 1565; of hyssop, 1866; of marjorum, 1742; of literary pieces, 1612; of poetry; of rhetoric, 1569; of roses, 1593.
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Noun1.posy - an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a presentposy - an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
floral arrangement, flower arrangement - a decorative arrangement of flowers

posy

noun bouquet, spray, buttonhole, corsage, nosegay, boutonniere the old-fashioned Victorian posy she carried

posy

noun
Cut flowers that have been arranged in a usually small bunch:
Translations

posy

[ˈpəʊzɪ] Nramillete m

posy

[ˈpəʊzi] npetit bouquet m

posy

nSträußchen nt

posy

[ˈpəʊzɪ] nmazzolino (di fiori)

posy

(ˈpəuzi) plural ˈposies noun
a small bunch of flowers. a posy of primroses.
References in classic literature ?
Wheat-in-the-ear, my true-love's posy blowin'; Wheat-in-the-ear, we're goin' off to sea; Wheat-in-the-ear, I left you fit for sowin'; When I come back a loaf o' bread you'll be
Doran's book abounds, as might be expected, with admirable impromptus and the like; one might collect a large posy of them.
Ringing the bell, Mr, Shaw despatched the unfortunate posy, and then turned to Polly, saying, kindly but gravely, "Set this silly child of mine a good example and do your best for her, won't you?
Sisters Reanne and Leah Gavin, from Hepworth Road, Binley, each gave the Queen a posy of flowers containing tulips, purple gorse and fearn.
STEP SIX: Cut stems so posy sits at neck of the vase.
Sheena Jones, 10, will present the monarch with a posy before the royal party tours a city centre decked with 2,000 metres of bunting.
Kyle, four, who presented the Queen with a posy of white flowers, said last night: "We loved Daddy so much and now he is even more special.
A DRUGS activist yesterday handed the Queen a posy packed with cannabis.
A VERY special little girl from Coventry will present a posy to the Queen at Birmingham International Airport this afternoon.
The Queen laid a posy of white roses and lilies on the Memorial to Innocent Victims and met the families of the 80 who died.
YOUR tea's out if you dare to tangle with Posy the pint-sized pup.
EXCITED Bedworth schoolgirl Bethany Wright has been busy practising her curtsy - because she will be presenting a posy to the Queen tomorrow.