Definition of nosegay noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nosegay

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊzɡeɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊzɡeɪ//
 
(old-fashioned)
 
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a small bunch of flowers Word Origin late Middle English: from nose + gay in the obsolete sense ‘ornament’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nosegay