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A bouquet of flowers.
Mid 19th century. Representing a colloquial pronunciation of bouquet.
Characterized by, consisting of, or derived from books; devoted to books; bookish.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Ozell (d. 1743), translator. From book + -y.
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