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Boutonniere vs. Buttonhole

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Boutonnierenoun

A small flower or bunch of flowers worn in a buttonhole or pinned to the lapel of a jacket.

Buttonholenoun

A hole through which a button is pushed to secure a garment or some part of one.

Boutonnierenoun

A bouquet worn in a buttonhole.

Buttonholenoun

A flower worn in a buttonhole for decoration.

Boutonnierenoun

a flower that is worn in a buttonhole

Buttonholenoun

(attributive) So shaped that it can be worn on a buttonhole or it is similar to a buttonhole.

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Buttonholenoun

(surgery) A small slot-like cut or incision, made for example by an accident with the scalpel.

Buttonholenoun

The mouth and/or nose and/or eyes if appearing tiny.

Buttonholenoun

(obsolete) vagina, coin slot.

Buttonholenoun

anus, batty hole.

Buttonholeverb

To detain (a person) in conversation against their will.

Buttonholeverb

(ambitransitive) To cut one or more buttonholes (in).

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Buttonholeverb

(transitive) To sew by buttonhole stitch.

Buttonholeverb

To make a small slot-like incision in (intentionally or unintentionally).

Buttonholeverb

To apply a flowery formation in.

Buttonholeverb

To attain buttonhole-like formations on cutting.

Buttonholenoun

The hole or loop in which a button is caught.

Buttonholeverb

To hold at the button or buttonhole; to detain in conversation to weariness; to bore; as, he buttonholed me a quarter of an hour.

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Buttonholenoun

a hole through which buttons are pushed

Buttonholeverb

detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

Buttonhole

Buttonholes are reinforced holes in fabric that buttons pass through, allowing one piece of fabric to be secured to another. The raw edges of a buttonhole are usually finished with stitching.

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