Definition of boutonnière in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbuːtɒnˈjɛː/


A spray of flowers worn in a buttonhole.
Example sentences
  • The boutonnières, corsages and bouquet were all yellow roses, just blooming, to match the bridesmaids gowns.
  • I reached for his boutonnière that I had set for convenient access on a nearby chair.
  • He tenderly slipped a corsage onto my wrist, and I made my mother pin his boutonnière.


Late 19th century: French, 'buttonhole', from bouton 'button'.

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