[ poh-zee ]
/ ˈpoʊ zi /
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noun, plural po·sies.
a flower, nosegay, or bouquet.
Archaic. a brief motto or the like, as one inscribed within a ring.
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Origin of posy
1400–50; late Middle English; syncopated variant of poesy
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How to use posy in a sentence
The Queen was presented with posies of flowers by children as she left the chapel.Sophie Dazzles in Electric Blue at Royal's Easter Service|Tom Sykes|March 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But I could make it a sight better 'n it is an' it might grow plenty of them posies Dorothy's so tickled with.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
"Anyhow, almost all my posies are sweet-smelling," the little girl said, trying her best to be contented.
"She's powerful fond o' such loike bits o' things—posies an' such loike," he said.One Day At Arle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
They do not see the beauty in the changes of the common daylight, in familiar trees, a winding path, and a few dooryard posies.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
"Ye needna lick the posies aff," the wifie said, good humoredly, as she picked the plate up to wash it.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for posy
/ (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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