1716, introduced to English by woman Mary Montague from French bouquet, initially "little wood," from Picard type of Old French bochet (14c.), diminutive of bosco, from Medieval Latin boscus "grove" (see bush (n.)).
a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
- an arrangement of flowers this is certainly often provided as a present-day
- A nosegay; a bunch of blossoms.
- A perfume; an aroma; because, the bouquet of wine.
- middle note [body]
- bunch [flowers]
(n.) A nosegay; a bunch of blossoms.
- (n.) A perfume; an aroma; since, the bouquet of wine.
He wouldn't be caught dead with a bouquet of wildflowers and there was no way he was going to waste money on flowers that would wither and die within a week.