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