boutonniere

noun bou·ton·niere \ ˌbü-tᵊn-ˈir , ˌbü-tən-ˈyer \

Definition of boutonniere

: a flower or bouquet worn in a buttonhole

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Origin and Etymology of boutonniere

French boutonnière buttonhole, from Middle French, from bouton button


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boutonniere

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Definition of boutonniere for English Language Learners

  • : a flower or small group of flowers that men sometimes wear on their jackets on special occasions (such as weddings)


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