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 ?
But the air of smartness, the cock of the hat to which John Willet had objected, and the spring nosegay, all betokened some little errand of his own, having a more interesting object than a vintner or even a locksmith.
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.
Rubelle waited, quietly arranging her nosegay, as if she expected me to say something.
Here the old gentleman got out and helped out the old lady, and then took from under the seat a nosegay resembling in shape and dimensions a full-sized warming-pan with the handle cut short off.
On this occasion only the old servant entered the room, carrying a magnificent nosegay in his hand.
One of the volunteers, a tall, very young man with a hollow chest, was particularly conspicuous, bowing and waving his felt hat and a nosegay over his head.
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.
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.
Francine, the unnoticed witness of the parting interview, was standing by her, idly picking the leaves from a rose which had dropped out of Cecilia's nosegay.
Upon my troth, his breath is as sweet as a nosegay.
He tossed his little nosegay of wild flowers away from him, as if the remembrances which it recalled were remembrances which hurt him now.
Had this tail any prehensile power, I should straightway bethink me of Darmonodes' elephant that so frequented the flower-market, and with low salutations presented nosegays to damsels, and then caressed their zones.