bou·​quet | \ bō-ˈkā How to pronounce bouquet (audio) , bü- How to pronounce bouquet (audio) \

Definition of bouquet

1a : flowers picked and fastened together in a bunch : nosegay
b : medley a bouquet of songs
3a : a distinctive and characteristic fragrance (as of wine) The wine has a lovely bouquet.
b : a subtle aroma or quality (as of an artistic performance)

Synonyms for bouquet


Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of bouquet in a Sentence

The bride carried a bouquet of white and red roses. The wine has a lovely bouquet.
Recent Examples on the Web Who could ever forget the towering blue bouquet of leaves, imagined by none other than Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, worn by Frances McDormand? Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 The waiter, reading the table’s enthusiasm for cocktails like the exotic herbal bouquet of a Gin Tonica and the frothy astringency of an Equinox Sour with pisco and ruby port, suggested a round of lusty Manzanilla sherry with the hummus. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2022 The true tragedy for the #Fexi audience is seeing Fez, dressed in his best suit, putting down the bouquet of roses designed for Lexi and never making it out the door. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Mar. 2022 The floral bouquet included calla lilies, roses, and hydrangeas. Janae Mckenzie, Glamour, 15 Feb. 2022 The bouquet is available in standard, deluxe, and premium sizes. Amanda Richards,, 7 Feb. 2022 Best of all, the pot is decorated with a red knit sweater that gives the bouquet a cozy vibe. Stephanie Perry, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Dec. 2021 The palate is fleshy and perfectly reflects the bouquet revealing an extraordinary freshness. Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Unfortunately, the bouquet didn’t survive the incident. Ann W. Schmidt, Fox News, 28 Oct. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bouquet.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bouquet

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for bouquet

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French boucquet "grove, thicket, bunch of flowers," going back to Old French (Norman & Picard) bosquet "thicket," from Old French bos, bois, bosc "grove, forest, wood (the material)" + -et -et entry 1 — more at boiserie

Learn More About bouquet

Time Traveler for bouquet

Time Traveler

The first known use of bouquet was in 1701

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near bouquet



bouquet garni

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bouquet

Last Updated

18 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Bouquet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for bouquet


bou·​quet | \ bō-ˈkā How to pronounce bouquet (audio) , bü- \

Kids Definition of bouquet

: a bunch of flowers

More from Merriam-Webster on bouquet

Nglish: Translation of bouquet for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of bouquet for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!