AskDefine | Define corsage

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corsage n : an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present [syn: bouquet, posy, nosegay]

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  1. A small bouquet of flowers, usually given to a woman for her to either carry or attach to her dress.


a small bouquet of flowers

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Extensive Definition

Corsage may refer to one of the following:
  • A bouquet of flowers worn on the wrist, waist or shoulder as a fashion accessory. In the United States, corsages are traditionally worn by females at prominent high school occasions, such as Homecoming or prom. They may also be worn to formal college dances, to church services on Christmas and Easter, and by the mothers of the bride and groom at a wedding. Historically, a corsage was worn pinned to the bodice of a dress or suit at the shoulder.

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corsage in German: Korsage
corsage in Danish: Korsage

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