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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A small bouquet of flowers. Also known as a posy or a nosegay.
Probably a reduplication of tussy (a small bunch of flowers). Earliest documented use: 1440.
“There were several tussie-mussies on display in the Mixsell House parlor, each with a card indicating the message such a bouquet would have sent.”
Christy Potter; Love in the Time of Cholera; Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania); Feb 14, 2016.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:H. sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions. -Joyce Carol Oates, writer (b. 16 Jun 1938)