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[nohz-gey] /ˈnoʊzˌgeɪ/

a small bunch of flowers; bouquet; posy.
a small bunch of flowers; posy

“bunch of flowers,” early 15c., from nose (n.) + gay in an obsolete noun sense of “gay or bright thing.”


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