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bouquet

[ boh-key, boo- boo-keyor, occasionally, boh- ]

noun

  1. a bunch of flowers; nosegay.
  2. a compliment:

    The drama critics greeted her performance with bouquets.

  3. the characteristic aroma of wines, liqueurs, etc.

    Synonyms: nose, perfume, fragrance, odor, scent



bouquet

noun

  1. bəʊˈkeɪbuː- a bunch of flowers, esp a large carefully arranged one
  2. Also callednosebuːˈkeɪ the characteristic aroma or fragrance of a wine or liqueur
  3. a compliment or expression of praise


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bouquet1

1710–20; < French: bunch, originally thicket, grove; Old French bosquet, equivalent to bosc wood (< Germanic; bosk, bush 1 ) + -et -et
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bouquet1

C18: from French: thicket, from Old French bosc forest, wood, probably of Germanic origin; see bush 1
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Example Sentences

When the stew is done, discard the bouquet garni, taste and season with more salt, if desired.

A ball of iceberg watered at the wrong time swells to a loose bouquet.

She led the chorus of shouts and at one point tossed bouquets of flowers that she shared in her son’s memory into the street as she continued marching.

Females release it from their skirt and in a sweet zone at the base of the main bouquet.

The bouquet of a nicely aged bottle of wine is made up, in part, of aroma volatiles in the grapes that yeast enzymes let loose over time.

Plan a nice funeral, if you must, sing some songs, and send him off with a bouquet of winter lilies.

Behind glass doors it displayed an assortment of glasses, stacked tea cups; a small row of books; a bouquet of fake flowers.

Watch this clip, then send a bouquet of flowers to the nonpsychotic mother figure in your life.

On the streets of Donetsk one comes across a huge bouquet of complaints.

At the top of the ramp stood Charlie, an enormous bouquet of roses in his arms.

The Charmington boot and the Charmington Bouquet were very freely advertised.

When Henry walked down the drive with his "bouquet," he would have seen a face at the window if he had looked up.

Some place a small, fragrant bouquet before the plate of each guest.

The smoking, roaring engine carried a large bouquet of roses on its breastplate, like a bridesmaid at some leviathan wedding.

Dobrunka gathered a large bouquet, thanked the Twelve Months, and joyfully ran home.

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