1. [syn: bouquet, corsage, posy, nosegay]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Posy \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a
present [syn: bouquet, corsage, posy, nosegay]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "posy":
TL, album, ana, analects, bale, bindle, bloom, blossom, blow, bolt,
boughpot, bouquet, boutonniere, budget, bundle, buttonhole,
chaplet, compliment, corsage, deck, fagot, fardel, fasces, fascine,
festoon, flattering remark, floret, floriculture, florilegium,
floscule, flower, flower arrangement, floweret, gardening, garland,
horticulture, hortorium, lei, miscellany, nosegay, omnibus, pack,
package, packet, parcel, polite commendation, quiver, roll,
rouleau, sheaf, spray, trade-last, truss, wildflower, wreath