bouquet

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

Origin:
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.
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bouquet
 
n
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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bouquet
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
One day he received one of his usual bouquets from a patient.
Stalks of yucca burst with huge bouquets of tough, creamy white blossoms as big
  as ladling spoons.
Many wore blinders and had bouquets of calming chamomile tied to their
  harnesses.
Some even began to place bouquets of flowers beneath the spot where the
  painting once resided.
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