bouquet vs posy what difference

what is difference between bouquet and posy

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

Shortening of poesy (poetry).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpəʊzi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊzi/
  • Rhymes: -əʊzi

Noun

posy (plural posies)

  1. A flower; a small bouquet; a nosegay. [from 1570s]
  2. (archaic) A verse of poetry, especially a motto or an inscription on a ring. [from early 15th c.]

Translations

See also

  • nosegay
  • corsage
  • bouquet

Further reading

  • “posy”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Anagrams

  • -opsy, Pyos, YOPs, poys, yops

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