bouquet

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 English: [bəʊˈkeɪ], French: [buːˈkeɪ]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
bou•quet /boʊˈkeɪ, bu-/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a bunch of arranged flowers:The bride carried a bouquet of pink roses.
  2. Winethe characteristic aroma of a wine, etc.:This newly arrived wine has a distinctive bouquet.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
bou•quet  (bō kā, bo̅o̅- for 1, 2; bo̅o̅ kā or, occas., bō- for 3),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a bunch of flowers;
    nosegay.
  2. a compliment:The drama critics greeted her performance with bouquets.
  3. 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 (
  • 1710–20
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged scent, odor, fragrance, perfume, nose.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bouquet n
  1. /bəʊˈkeɪ buː-/ a bunch of flowers, esp a large carefully arranged one

  2. Also called: nose /buːˈkeɪ/ the characteristic aroma or fragrance of a wine or liqueur
  3. a compliment or expression of praise
Etymology: 18th Century: from French: thicket, from Old French bosc forest, wood, probably of Germanic origin; see bush1



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