[ UK /nˈə‍ʊsɡe‍ɪ/ ]
  1. an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
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  • A bouquet or two of the choicest blossoms fell on the unperturbed head of one Mr. Graves, a stony young assistant he usually carried about with him; with a second nosegay he gifted another young gentleman in his train - an interesting fac - simile of himself, being, indeed, his own son; but the full corbeille of blushing bloom fell to the lot of meddling womankind, en masse. Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte
  • Easter is also a festival that we could send flowers corsages and so on. Many persons go to churches dedicate up the nosegay .
  • They would often prepare egg custard, comfits, lambs' tails, white sugar sweets, fig pies and wafers, and give their mothers nosegays of wild flowers that had been blessed in church.
  • She went nimbly round and round the beds of anemones, tulips, jonquils, polyanthuses, and other old-fashioned flowers, looking a very charming figure in her half-mourning bonnet, and with an incomplete nosegay in her left hand. Wessex Tales
  • Gilchrist and his heirs would not require the batsman to take a nosegay to the crease and they tend to set the fielding side's tempo by deed more than word, more orchestra conductors than circus ringmasters. My glove affair with keepers of the lost stumpers' art
  • She put out her hand and took the nosegay. Vanity Fair
  • The procession stopped outside the church, where the prisoners received a nosegay of flowers, and stopped at a tavern or two later along the route so they could enjoy a final pint of ale.
  • A nosegay, posey or posie, posy, flower bouquet or tussie-mussie is a small bunch of flowers, typically given as a gift. Archive 2009-06-01
  • Shoeblack-boys tumbled over each other for the privilege of blacking his honour's boots; nosegay-women and flying fruiterers plied Mr. Gumbo with their wares; piemen, pads, tramps, strollers of every variety, hung round the battle-ground. The Virginians
  • We offer elegant silk bridal bouquets, romantic silk wedding flower packages, classic nosegays, corsages, boutonnières, and traditional wedding accessories.
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