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noun bou·ton·niere \ˌbü-tən-ˈir, ˌbü-tən-ˈyer\

Simple Definition of boutonniere

  • : a flower or small group of flowers that men sometimes wear on their jackets on special occasions (such as weddings)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boutonniere

  1. :  a flower or bouquet worn in a buttonhole

Origin and Etymology of boutonniere

French boutonnière buttonhole, from Middle French, from bouton button

First Known Use: circa 1867

Rhymes with boutonniere

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