Posy



[poh-zee] /ˈpoʊ zi/

noun, plural posies.
1.
a flower, nosegay, or bouquet.
2.
Archaic. a brief motto or the like, as one inscribed within a ring.
/ˈpəʊzɪ/
noun (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
n.

also posey, 1530s, “line of verse engraved on the inner surface of a ring,” from poesy “poetry; a passage of poetry,” which is recorded in this sense from early 15c. Meaning “flower, bouquet” first recorded 1570s, from notion of the language of flowers.

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