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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. 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
Translations

posy

[ˈpəʊzɪ] Nramillete m

posy

[ˈpəʊzi] npetit bouquet m

posy

nStrau?chen 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.
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
" 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?