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Meaning of POSY

Pronunciation:  'powzee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
 

POSY is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: bouquet, corsage, nosegay
 
 See Also: flower arrangement

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Po"sy\, n.; pl. {Posies}. [Contr. fr. poesy.]
1. A brief poetical sentiment; hence, any brief sentiment,
   motto, or legend; especially, one inscribed on a ring.
   ``The posy of a ring.'' --Shak.

2. [Probably so called from the use of flowers as having an
   enigmatical significance. Wedgwood.] A flower; a bouquet;
   a nosegay. ``Bridegroom's posies.'' --Spenser.

         We make a difference between suffering thistles to
         grow among us, and wearing them for posies. --Swift.

 
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