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: a flower or bouquet worn in a buttonhole
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circa 1867, in the meaning defined above
French boutonnière buttonhole, from Middle French, from bouton button
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: a flower or small group of flowers that men sometimes wear on their jackets on special occasions (such as weddings)
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