botonée

adjective
bot·​o·​née | \ ˌbä-tə-ˈnā How to pronounce botonée (audio) \
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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“Botonée.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/botonee. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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