bouquet

[ boh-key, boo- for 1, 2; boo-key or, occasionally, boh- for 3 ]SEE DEFINITION OF bouquet
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOUQUET

She had taken the bouquet of violets and breathed the perfume to cool her feverishness.

That brute of a Bouquet came spying about my castle, and I did but defend myself.

This Bouquet is a rascal who will be more likely to end in the Bastille than I, who did but defend my own.

But when he heard that Bouquet had escaped from prison, he really felt relieved.

The only cheap commodity, one unfortunately we cannot live upon, is the bouquet.

He was there with a bouquet in his hand, the wretched brute!

Her long pale gloves and her bouquet of white roses were by her side.

And a wreath of immortelles and a bouquet bought by the Coupeaus were also placed on the coffin.

Then came the ceremony of reciting a compliment and offering a bouquet.

I'll put it in a bouquet of flowers, and pretend to offer them.

WORD ORIGIN

1716, introduced to English by Lady Mary Montague from French bouquet, originally "little wood," from Picard form of Old French bochet (14c.), diminutive of bosco, from Medieval Latin boscus "grove" (see bush (n.)).

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noundistinctive smell
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