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also bou·ton·nière  (bo͞o′tə-nîr′, -tən-yâr′)
A flower or small bunch of flowers worn in a buttonhole.

[French boutonnière, from Old French, buttonhole, from bouton, button; see button.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) another name for buttonhole2
[C19: from French: buttonhole, from bouton button]
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(ˌbut nˈɪər, ˌbu tənˈyɛər)

a flower worn in the buttonhole of a lapel.
[1875–80; < French boutonnière buttonhole]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boutonniere - a flower that is worn in a buttonholeboutonniere - a flower that is worn in a buttonhole
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
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