bouquet


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

bouquet

 [boo-ka´]
a structure resembling a cluster of flowers.

bou·quet

(bū-kā'),
A cluster or bunch of structures, especially of blood vessels, suggesting a bouquet.
[Fr.]

bou·quet

(bū-kā')
A cluster or bunch of structures, especially of blood vessels, suggesting a bouquet.
[Fr.]
References in classic literature ?
The next morning he saw Albert pass and repass, holding an enormous bouquet, which he doubtless meant to make the bearer of his amorous epistle.
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.
To counteract the audacity of this proceeding he led her to a bamboo sofa in a less secluded part of the conservatory, and sitting down beside her broke a lily-of-the-valley from her bouquet. She sat silent, and the world lay like a sunlit valley at their feet.
When I presented my bouquet, he gnashed his teeth with jealousy.
I bought the bouquet: and the little boy, after popping the halfpenny into his mouth, turned head-over-heels, as if to ascertain whether the human mouth is really adapted to serve as a money-box.
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.
Ladies met them with bouquets of flowers, and followed by the rushing crowd they went into the station.
There was ice cream, actually two dishes of it, pink and white, and cake and fruit and distracting french bonbons and, in the middle of the table, four great bouquets of hot house flowers.
From over balconies fell long white sheets stuck all over with bouquets. The streets were deserted; it was plain the entire population was assembled on one point.
Go when you will, you find it furnished with those bouquets and immortelles.