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Posy

a collection or bouquet of flowers; of poetry or rhetoric, 1569. See also bouquet, nosegay, poesy.

Examples : posy of flowers, 1565; of hyssop, 1866; of marjorum, 1742; of literary pieces, 1612; of poetry; of rhetoric, 1569; of roses, 1593.

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po·sy1 / ˈpōzē/ • n. (pl. -sies) 1. a small bunch of flowers. 2. archaic a short motto or line of verse inscribed inside a ring. po·sy2 • adj. variant spelling of posey.

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posy a short motto or line of verse inscribed inside a ring, typically in patterned language such as an acrostic. The word is a contraction (in late Middle English) of poesy.

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posy
A. (arch.) motto, orig. line of verse;

B. nosegay. XVI. contr. form of POESY.

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posyjazzy, snazzy •palsy-walsy • Ramsay •pansy, tansy •Anasazi, Ashkenazi, Ashkenazy, Benghazi, Ghazi, kamikaze, khazi, Stasi, Swazi •prezzie •frenzy, Mackenzie •Bel Paese, Buthelezi, crazy, daisy, Farnese, glazy, hazy, lazy, Maisie, mazy, oops-a-daisy, Piranesi, upsy-daisy, Veronese •stir-crazy •breezy, cheesy, easy, easy-peasy, Kesey, Parcheesi, queasy, sleazy, wheezy, Zambezi •teensy • speakeasy •busy, dizzy, fizzy, frizzy, Izzy, Lizzie, tizzy •flimsy, whimsy •Kinsey, Lindsay, Lynsey •poesy •Aussie, cossie, mossie •Swansea • gauzy • causey •ballsy, palsy •blowsy, Dalhousie, drowsy, frowzy, housey-housey, lousy •cosy (US cozy), dozy, Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, posy, prosy, Rosie, rosy •Boise, noisy

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