bou·​ton·​niere | \ ˌbü-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce boutonniere (audio) , ˌbü-tən-ˈyer How to pronounce boutonniere (audio) \

Definition of boutonniere

: a flower or bouquet worn in a buttonhole

Examples of boutonniere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those in a hurry place a small bouquet of aromatic herbs and flowers in their shirt pocket like a boutonniere. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 June 2022 The video begins with Parker's 1987 Young Artists United look, which featured a black suit coat with a pink boutonniere with a matching clutch and scrunchie. Abigail Adams,, 24 Feb. 2022 Finally, finally, finally, Hunter returns to the rose ceremony… without a boutonniere on his chest. Kristen Baldwin,, 13 July 2021 The wedding party will be responsible for providing their own officiant, reception entertainment, bridal bouquet and boutonnieres, and photographer/videographer. al, 13 May 2020 The groom wore a dark blue, three-piece, Western-style suit with an ivory tie and boutonniere, and the bride was in a white lace sari and a jeweled wedding headpiece with pink and purple flowers pinned above her chignon. Washington Post, 18 May 2020 Our era fears political extremism and senseless public violence, which makes Arthur’s reactionary Joker an order of magnitude scarier than Jack Nicholson shooting acid out of a boutonniere. Dan Brooks, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2019 Another friend, Tania Rios, found a local florist to make a boutonniere and a bouquet, which Adam would later drag through the cake icing. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2020 Founder Sarah Tedford sources blossoms from local wholesalers and farmers, creating bouquets, boutonnieres, tablescapes, floral cakes, and flower crowns. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, 10 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of boutonniere

circa 1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boutonniere

French boutonnière buttonhole, from Middle French, from bouton button

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The first known use of boutonniere was circa 1867

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28 Jun 2022

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“Boutonniere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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