Definitions for: Posy


[n] an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: bouquet, corsage, nosegay

See Also: flower arrangement

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