botonée

adjective
bot·​o·​née | \ˌbä-tə-ˈnā \
variants: or botonnée

Definition of botonée 

of a heraldic cross

: having a cluster of three balls or knobs at the end of each arm — see cross illustration

First Known Use of botonée

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for botonée

Middle French botonné

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