Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small cluster or arrangement of flowers.
  • noun A fragrant smell, especially of a wine or liqueur. synonym: fragrance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See the extract. Also called bouquet of herbs and fagot of herbs.
  • noun A nosegay; a bunch of flowers; hence, something resembling a bunch of flowers, as a cluster of precious stones, a piece or flight of fireworks, etc.
  • noun An agreeable non-spiritous perfume characteristic of some wiues.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A nosegay; a bunch of flowers.
  • noun A perfume; an aroma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A bunch of flowers.
  • noun The scent of a particular wine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
  • noun an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French bosquet, thicket, diminutive of bosc, forest, of Germanic origin.]

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