bouquet

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noun bou·quet \bō-ˈkā, bü-\

Definition of bouquet

  1. 1a :  flowers picked and fastened together in a bunch :  nosegayb :  medley a bouquet of songs

  2. 2 :  compliment

  3. 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)

Examples of bouquet in a Sentence

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

  2. The wine has a lovely bouquet.

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Origin and Etymology 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


BOUQUET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bouquet for English Language Learners

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

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


BOUQUET Defined for Kids

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noun bou·quet \bō-ˈkā, bü-\

Definition of bouquet for Students

  1. :  a bunch of flowers



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