botonée

adjective

bot·​o·​née ˌbä-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce botonée (audio)
variants or botonnée
of a heraldic cross
: having a cluster of three balls or knobs at the end of each arm see cross illustration

Word History

Etymology

Middle French botonné

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of botonée was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Botonée.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boton%C3%A9e. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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