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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.]
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nosegay

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

(ˈnoʊzˌgeɪ)

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

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

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

nosegay

[ˈnəʊzgeɪ] Nramillete m
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nosegay

[ˈnəʊzˌgeɪ] n (gen) → mazzolino (di fiori); (at wedding) → piccolo bouquet m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

nosegay

(ˈnəuzgei) noun
a bunch of sweet-smelling flowers.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Making pomanders, music, helping to make special dishes for the Christmas feast, making tussie mussies and soap balls, making unusual traditional gifts for special people.
The mothers carried tussie mussies in engraved silver holders presented to them before the ceremony by me bride and groom.