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

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

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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.