bouquet

noun
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)

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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 If her debut Lush Money was exhilarating and heartfelt, Hate Crush is even more engrossing, an irresistibly fine wine that offers a bouquet of spice and surprise worth savoring. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: June romances embrace the inherent sexiness of faking it," 30 June 2020 Each class will guide you through arranging a stunning bouquet step-by-step, and last about an hour. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "1-800-Flowers Launches Virtual Floral Arranging Workshops," 24 June 2020 Ben appears behind the aunt, clutching three wineglasses in an awkward bouquet. Clare Sestanovich, Harper's Magazine, "Annunciation," 23 June 2020 Resident Kathy Crocker brought a bouquet to the sheriff’s office as Hart gave a news conference about the shootings. Time, "FBI Investigating Whether Killing of 2 Officers in California Could Be Linked," 8 June 2020 At the end of the week, florists from Birmingham and surrounding cities sent a big bouquet of flowers to Birmingham by decorating the Rotary Trail sign. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al, "Protests, monuments, rubber bullets, arrests: The week that reshaped Alabama," 13 June 2020 Surprise resident Brittany Arrona, 30, carried a bouquet of flowers in her hand while waiting to pay her respects to Johnson and his family. Helena Wegner, azcentral, "Family, public gathers for Dion Johnson viewing Thursday as protests continue," 11 June 2020 Resident Kathy Crocker brought a bouquet to the sheriff’s office as Hart gave a news conference about the shootings. Time, "FBI Investigating Whether Killing of 2 Officers in California Could Be Linked," 8 June 2020 Resident Kathy Crocker brought a bouquet to the sheriff’s office as Hart gave a news conference about the shootings. Martha Mendoza, USA TODAY, "Deputy killed, two officers wounded while pursuing Air Force sergeant in California, officials said," 7 June 2020

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First Known Use of bouquet

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of bouquet was in 1701

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4 Jul 2020

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“Bouquet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bouquet. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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bouquet

noun
How to pronounce bouquet (audio) How to pronounce bouquet (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bouquet

: a group of flowers that are picked and often tied together
: a particular and usually pleasant smell of flowers or wine

bouquet

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

Kids Definition of bouquet

: a bunch of flowers

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