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posy

[ 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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH posy

poesy, posey, posy
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British Dictionary definitions for posy

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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