[boh-key, boo- for 1, 2; boo-key or, occasionally, boh- for 3]
a bunch of flowers; nosegay.
a compliment: The drama critics greeted her performance with bouquets.
the characteristic aroma of wines, liqueurs, etc.

1710–20; < French: bunch, orig. thicket, grove; Old French bosquet, equivalent to bosc wood (< Germanic; see bosk, bush1) + -et -et

3. scent, odor, fragrance, perfume, nose. Unabridged
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1.  a bunch of flowers, esp a large carefully arranged one
2.  Also called: nose the characteristic aroma or fragrance of a wine or liqueur
3.  a compliment or expression of praise
[C18: from French: thicket, from Old French bosc forest, wood, probably of Germanic origin; see bush1]

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Word Origin & History

1716, introduced to English by Lady Mary Montague from Fr. bouquet, originally "little wood," from Picard form of O.Fr. bochet (14c.), dim. of bosco, from M.L. boscus "grove" (see bush).
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Example sentences
He was extremely well dressed with a flower bouquet in his arms.
Remove the herb bouquet from the soup and the cloves from the onion.
Now, there's a bouquet of things to correct, should anyone be in the mood.
Several drinkers remarked that there was an unpleasant chemical bouquet.
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