[ poh-zee ]
/ ˈpoʊ zi /

noun, plural po·sies.

a flower, nosegay, or bouquet.
Archaic. a brief motto or the like, as one inscribed within a ring.

Origin of posy

1400–50; late Middle English; syncopated variant of poesy

Can be confused

poesy posey posy
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/ (ˈpəʊzɪ) /

noun plural -sies

a small bunch of flowers or a single flower; nosegay
archaic a brief motto or inscription, esp one on a trinket or a ring

Word Origin for posy

C16: variant of poesy
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