bouquet vs nosegay what difference

what is difference between bouquet and nosegay

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French bouquet. Doublet of bosket.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /boʊˈkeɪ/, /buˈkeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Noun

bouquet (plural bouquets)

  1. A bunch of cut flowers.
  2. The scent of a particular wine.
  3. The heart note of a perfume.
  4. A compliment or expression of praise.
  5. (mathematics) A bouquet of circles.
  6. (card games) The reserve of cards in the game of Flower Garden and variations.
  7. (cartomancy) The ninth Lenormand card, sometimes called Flowers instead.

Derived terms

  • bouquet of circles, bouquet of spheres, bouquets and brickbats

Translations

See also

  • bouquet garni
  • nosegay
  • corsage
  • posy

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from French bouquet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bukɛ/, [b̥uˈkʰɛ] or IPA(key): /buke/, [b̥uˈkʰe]

Noun

bouquet c (singular definite bouqueten or bouquet’en, not used in plural form)

  1. bouquet (scent of wine)

Related terms

  • buket

Further reading

  • “bouquet” in Den Danske Ordbog

French

Etymology

From Old French bochet, from bois (woods), from Medieval Latin boscus (grove), from Frankish *busk, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (bush, thicket), probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to grow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bu.kɛ/

Noun

bouquet m (plural bouquets)

  1. bouquet, bunch
  2. a set or selection of something.
  3. aroma, bouquet (scent of wine)

Derived terms

  • bouquet garni

Descendants

Further reading

  • “bouquet” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From Late Middle English nōsegai (?), from nōse (nose) (from Old English nosu, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *nas- (nose)) + gai (a bright or gay object; an ornament) (from Old French gai (cheerful, gay, happy)); equivalent to nose +‎ gay.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnəʊzɡeɪ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊzˌɡeɪ/
  • Hyphenation: nose‧gay

Noun

nosegay (plural nosegays)

  1. A small bunch of fragrant flowers or herbs tied in a bundle, often presented as a gift; nosegays were originally intended to be put to the nose for the pleasant sensation or to mask unpleasant odours. [from 15th c.]
    Synonym: posy
  2. (figuratively) An aroma, a scent.

Hypernyms

  • bouquet

Hyponyms

  • tussie-mussie

Coordinate terms

  • corsage

Derived terms

  • nosegayed

Translations

Notes

References

Further reading

  • nosegay on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Gonyeas

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