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bouquet

 [boo-ka´]
a structure resembling a cluster of flowers.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bou·quet

(bū-kā'),
A cluster or bunch of structures, especially of blood vessels, suggesting a bouquet.
[Fr.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bou·quet

(bū-kā')
A cluster or bunch of structures, especially of blood vessels, suggesting a bouquet.
[Fr.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Lovely women, yielding to the influence of the scene, bend over their balconies, or lean from their windows, and shower down confetti, which are returned by bouquets; the air seems darkened with the falling confetti and flying flowers.
He instantly rose and cast the remainder of the bouquets into the carriage.
I am seeking the last resting place of those "ruffians." When I find it I shall shed some tears on it, and stack up some bouquets and immortelles, and cart away from it some gravel whereby to remember that howsoever blotted by crime their lives may have been, these ruffians did one just deed, at any rate, albeit it was not warranted by the strict letter of the law.
So up I get, and cut such a bouquet of red camellias!
Shaw did not laugh when he had read the sentimental verses accompanying the bouquet, and his face quite scared Polly, as he asked, angrily, "How long has this nonsense been going on?"
Scarcely knowing what he did, Giovanni threw down the bouquet which he had hitherto held in his hand.
Miss Welland, evidently about to join the dancers, hung on the threshold, her lilies-of-the-valley in her hand (she carried no other bouquet), her face a little pale, her eyes burning with a candid excitement.
At six in the morning, I was in Covent Garden Market, buying a bouquet for Dora.
She could smell the big bouquet of lilacs, see the pink-flounced parasol, feel the stiffness of the starched buff calico and the hated prick of the black and yellow porcupine quills.
Do come!" and putting out his hand to her bouquet and dropping his voice, he added, "You will be the prettiest there.
But he was back in a few moments, having discarded his broom and provided himself, from some mysterious source, with an exquisite bouquet of flowers.
Major O'Dowd declared was not near so large or handsome as her fawther's mansion of Glenmalony, an officer of rank, with an orderly behind him, rode up to the market, and descending from his horse, came amongst the flowers, and selected the very finest bouquet which money could buy.