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bouquet

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noun bou·quet \bō-ˈkā, bü-\

Simple Definition of bouquet

  • : a group of flowers that are picked and often tied together

  • : a particular and usually pleasant smell of flowers or wine

Full Definition of bouquet

  1. 1 a :  flowers picked and fastened together in a bunch :  nosegay b :  medley <a bouquet of songs>

  2. 2 :  compliment

  3. 3 a :  a distinctive and characteristic fragrance (as of wine) b :  a subtle aroma or quality (as of an artistic performance)

Examples of bouquet

  1. The bride carried a bouquet of white and red roses.

  2. The wine has a lovely bouquet.



Origin of bouquet

French, from Middle French, thicket, bunch of flowers, from Old French (Norman-Picard dialect) bosquet thicket, from Old French bosc forest — more at boscage


First Known Use: 1701

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BOUQUET Defined for Kids

bouquet

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noun bou·quet \bō-ˈkā, bü-\

Definition of bouquet

  1. :  a bunch of flowers





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