from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small bunch of flowers; a bouquet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small bunch of fragrant flowers or herbs, tied in a bundle, often presented as a gift on meeting, and originally intended to be put to the nose for the pleasant sensation, or to mask unpleasant odours.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bunch of odorous and showy flowers; a bouquet; a posy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bunch of flowers used to regale the sense of smell; a posy; a bouquet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
November 11, 2005 at 12: 53 pm nosegay is the best word … oh yea, its a real word. it means a small bunch of flowers
And, snatching the nosegay from the basket, he flung the flowers as far into the air as he could, exclaiming,
I learned that a nosegay is a bouquet of showy flowers.
a paper frill round, and call a nosegay or a posy.
The "pignus amoris" of the former is a small earthenware vessel in the shape of a book, intended apparently to hold a "nosegay" of flowers.
The Californians want Washington to toss a struggling U.S. industry a budgetary nosegay.
Gilchrist and his heirs would not require the batsman to take a nosegay to the crease and they tend to set the fielding side's tempo by deed more than word, more orchestra conductors than circus ringmasters.
The Philippines were gathered in as a child gathers a nosegay.
In terms of bouquet styles, you have several options: a round hand-tied bouquet (the most popular choice), a cascading bouquet (which “spills” over the base), a teardrop shape (which is a combination of the round and cascading types), and the nosegay (a small cluster of flowers made with one dominant flower or color).
It remained the same quantity only then we saw what it was, was happening, under nosegay a screeching nay a barking of beauteous nooks.