from The Century Dictionary.
- In heraldry, decorated with buds, knobs, or buttons at the extremities, generally in groups of three, forming trefoils. Also called bottoned, botoned, and sometimes
trefoiledor treffled. See cross.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Her.) Having a bud or button, or a kind of trefoil, at the end; furnished with knobs or buttons.
- adjective (Her.) a cross having each arm terminating in three rounded lobes, forming a sort of trefoil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective heraldry Having a bud-like projection or a kind of
trefoilat the end.
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From French boutonné; from boutonner ("to bud, button")
138 PEERAGE OF ENGLAND. heads coupt sable for Howe, impaled with, per pale sable and gules, a CTOss bottony Jitchy betiveen three Jleurs-de-lis or, for Kich.