noun, plural posies.
a flower, nosegay, or bouquet.
Archaic. a brief motto or the like, as one inscribed within a ring.

1400–50; late Middle English; syncopated variant of poesy

poesy, posey, posy.
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posy (ˈpəʊzɪ)
n , pl -sies
1.  a small bunch of flowers or a single flower; nosegay
2.  archaic a brief motto or inscription, esp one on a trinket or a ring
[C16: variant of poesy]

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Word Origin & History

1533, "line of verse engraved on the inner surface of a ring," from poesy (q.v.), recorded in this sense from c.1430. Meaning "flower, bouquet" first recorded 1573, from notion of the language of flowers.
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If you raise these tasty posies with identical care, you can pluck them from your own garden for dining.
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