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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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