from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A buttonhole bouquet.
  • noun A buttonhole bouquet.
  • noun In surgery, an incision into the urethra for the removal of an impacted calculus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A bouquet worn in a buttonhole.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of boutonniere.

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  • noun a flower that is worn in a buttonhole


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  • "Instead his picture was placed upon the casket's surface, the picture combed and his dark eyes looked hopefully into the camera. There was a boutonnière in his lapel."

    - 'No Great Mischief', Alistair MacLeod.

    February 19, 2008