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 Each varies by cost per bouquet with adjustable frequencies (weekly, biweekly, or monthly) and durations (3, 6, 9, or 12 deliveries). Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "These Flower Subscription Services Will Keep Your Rooms in Bloom," 1 May 2021 Rich mahogany splashes into the glass, then a fruity bouquet hits the nose. Maureen O'hare, CNN, "What the world's most expensive Irish whiskey tastes like," 30 Apr. 2021 Add on goodies like a cookie decorating kit, bacon macaroni-and-cheese and a spring flower bouquet. Holly Baumbach,, "40 Mother’s Day specials at Chicago restaurants, from fresh bouquets to free mimosas," 29 Apr. 2021 The shade of her flesh will safely place her somewhere near the middle of the Black girl bouquet. Michaela Angela Davis, Allure, "How Colorism Shapes Black Girlhood," 28 Apr. 2021 The managing editor’s desk usually held at least one bouquet. Mona Simpson, Curbed, "What it was like to work at The Paris Review in the 1980s.," 26 Apr. 2021 Get on your feet, because that bouquet is headed your direction any day now. Halle Kiefer, Vulture, "Gloria Estefan Joins Cuban-American Reboot As Mother to Andy Garcia’s Father of the Bride," 24 Apr. 2021 On Thursday, Levy Armstrong received an enormous bouquet of flowers from Winfrey along with an affirming message to thank her for her work on behalf of the community. Rachel Hutton, Star Tribune, "Oprah praises Minneapolis activist Nekima Levy Armstrong for justice work," 23 Apr. 2021 Or, celebrate at home with Pomella’s chocolate babka and a bouquet from Brother & Sisters Flower Shop in Oakland ($50). Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, "28 Mother's Day brunch ideas in the Bay Area, from Champagne feasts to bagels in bed," 23 Apr. 2021

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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 boiserie

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The first known use of bouquet was in 1701

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6 May 2021

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“Bouquet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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


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

Kids Definition of bouquet

: a bunch of flowers

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