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Meaning of POSY

Pronunciation:  'powzee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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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