a flower, nosegay, or bouquet.
Archaic. a brief motto or the like, as one inscribed within a ring.
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How to use posy in a sentence
Posies smelled better than people and were often used to help mask body odor.
"Eat her up," said Rosy posy, who was ecstatically gazing at her beautiful big sister.
"But we have some littler ones," said her husband, gaily, as he prepared for a game of romps with Kitty and Rosy posy.
"He wants to come out," said Rosy posy, of a particularly big and ferocious-looking lion.
It is the daughter of Arbaces, who flung him the posy of flowers as his chariot passed beneath her in our triumph.Sarchedon | G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
“Give me one posy, mamma, only one;” and the little chubby hands were outstretched for a tempting rose-bud.Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
British Dictionary definitions for posy
a small bunch of flowers or a single flower; nosegay
archaic a brief motto or inscription, esp one on a trinket or a ring
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