Definition of Nosegay

1. Noun. An arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present.

Exact synonyms: Bouquet, Corsage, Posy
Generic synonyms: Floral Arrangement, Flower Arrangement



Definition of Nosegay

1. n. A bunch of odorous and showy flowers; a bouquet; a posy.

Definition of Nosegay

1. Noun. A small bunch of fragrant flowers or herbs, tied in a bundle, often presented as a gift on meeting, and originally intended to be put to the nose for the pleasant sensation, or to mask unpleasant odours. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nosegay

1. a bouquet [n -GAYS] - See also: bouquet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nosegay

noseblood
nosecone
nosecones
nosecount
nosed
nosedive
nosedived
nosedives
nosediving
nosedness
nosedove
noseeum
noseeums
noseful
nosefuls
nosegay (current term)
nosegays
nosegear
nosegrind
nosegrinds
noseguard
noseguards
nosel
noseleaf
noseleafs
noseleaves
noseled
noseless
noselessness
noselift

Literary usage of Nosegay

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1. The American Lady's Preceptor: A Compilation of Observations, Essays and (1811)
"This nosegay in thy bosom plac'dA moral may convey; For soon-in bright'/st tints shall fade, And all its sweets decay. So short Hv'd are the lovely tribes ..."

2. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1869)
"THE nosegay, OH, the precious nosegay, Beautiful and sweet! ... But there's not a flower Half so sweet as this, Holding up the nosegay For me now to kiss. ..."

3. Introduction to the English Reader, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and by Lindley Murray (1814)
"... And ev'ry minute, well'improv'd, Secures an age in Heav'n. SECTION V. CARTER. VERSES ACCOMPANYING A nosegay. THOU canst not steal the rose's bloom, ..."

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