A bouquet is an arrangement of flowers. A simple bouquet of flowers from your garden makes a lovely centerpiece for your table or a nice hostess gift when you are a guest.

The word bouquet comes from the Old French term meaning “clump of trees.” Because it would be difficult for a bride to lug a clump of trees down the aisle at her wedding, thankfully the word now means “a small bunch of arranged flowers.” Bouquet can also describe the scent of these flowers, or anything that is a blend of scents, like perfume or wine.

Definitions of bouquet
  1. noun

    an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

    corsage, nosegay, posy
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    type of:

    floral arrangement, flower arrangement

    a decorative arrangement of flowers

  2. noun

    a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

    fragrance, fragrancy, redolence, sweetness
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    type of:

    aroma, odor, odour, olfactory property, scent, smell

    any property detected by the olfactory system

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