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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small container for holding flowers in a nosegay, shaped like a trumpet or a cup and having a deep handle to hold the stems of the flowers, the heads of which are kept in place by a strong pin inserted through holes in the side of the cup. Also called porte bouquet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bouquet-holder, especially one designed to be carried in the hand.

Etymologies

French, from bouquet, bouquet; see bouquet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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