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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
باقَه
kytička
lille buket
kis csokor
blómvöndur
puķu pušķītis
kytička
küçük çiçek demeti

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 ?
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?
JLL has hired Daniel Posy as executive managing director, Jason Roberts as associate vice president and Peter Michailidis as associate.
Sabankaya's book, "The Posy Book" (temporary name) explores one of her favorite topics, Posies, or a sentiment nosegay.
His promotion comes despite him making headlines all over the world when he was caught on camera attempting to eat the Queen's posy of flowers at an official visit to Stirling Castle.
As adorable three-year-old George rested his head on dad William's arm, little sister Charlotte, two, performed her royal duties perfectly, collecting a posy and happily shaking hands with one of the waiting dignitaries.
Later, the Queen visited Stirling Castle and two-year-old Lottie Dean, gave her a posy.
Pip and Posy are having a lovely day at the beach, collecting shells and digging in the sand.
Another Welsh racing great was Mrs GR Lewis, or Posy Lewis, of Upper Porthkerry in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Second to be born at the Royal Victoria Infirmary was tiny Posy Marie Georgina Stephenson, who arrived at 4.
Second to be born at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle was tiny Posy Marie Georgina Stephenson, who arrived at 4.
Make & Take Your Own Posy Trencher, Shakespeare's Birthplace.