buː-/a bunch of flowers, esp a large carefully arranged one
Also called: nose /buːˈkeɪ/ the characteristic aroma or fragrance of a wine or liqueur
- a compliment or expression of praise
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- a bunch of arranged flowers:The bride carried a bouquet of pink roses.
- Winethe characteristic aroma of a wine, etc.:This newly arrived wine has a distinctive bouquet.
- a bunch of flowers;
- a compliment:The drama critics greeted her performance with bouquets.
- Winethe characteristic aroma of wines, liqueurs, etc.
- Gmc; see bosk, bush1) + -et -et
- French: bunch, origin, originally thicket, grove; Old French bosquet, equivalent. to bosc wood (
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged scent, odor, fragrance, perfume, nose.