- a bunch of flowers; nosegay.
- a compliment: The drama critics greeted her performance with bouquets.
- the characteristic aroma of wines, liqueurs, etc.
Origin of bouquet
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Examples from the Web for bouquet
Plan a nice funeral, if you must, sing some songs, and send him off with a bouquet of winter lilies.How the Lame Democrats Blew It
November 5, 2014
Behind glass doors it displayed an assortment of glasses, stacked tea cups; a small row of books; a bouquet of fake flowers.Baghdad’s Shia Militia Plans for War on ISIS
July 16, 2014
Watch this clip, then send a bouquet of flowers to the nonpsychotic mother figure in your life.TV’s Best and Worst Moms: ‘Veep,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and More
The Daily Beast Video
May 11, 2014
The little girl who had once stood there with a bouquet was out in California, a buoyant and youthful 66 years old.The Little Girl Who Welcomed Mossadegh to New York
September 27, 2013
A woman gives the soldier a bouquet of flowers, and Salinger seems so touched, he removes his hat.‘Salinger,’ the Documentary on Reclusive Author J.D. Salinger, Premieres at Telluride
September 2, 2013
She had taken the bouquet of violets and breathed the perfume to cool her feverishness.The Dream
That brute of a Bouquet came spying about my castle, and I did but defend myself.
This Bouquet is a rascal who will be more likely to end in the Bastille than I, who did but defend my own.
But when he heard that Bouquet had escaped from prison, he really felt relieved.
The only cheap commodity, one unfortunately we cannot live upon, is the bouquet.In the Heart of Vosges
- (bəʊˈkeɪ, buː-) a bunch of flowers, esp a large carefully arranged one
- Also called: nose (buːˈkeɪ) the characteristic aroma or fragrance of a wine or liqueur
- a compliment or expression of praise
Word Origin and History for bouquet
1716, introduced to English by Lady Mary Montague from French bouquet, originally "little wood," from Picard form of Old French bochet (14c.), diminutive of bosco, from Medieval Latin boscus "grove" (see bush (n.)).