boutonniere

[ boot-n-eer, boo-tuh n-yair ]SEE DEFINITION OF boutonniere
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No woman ever combined a carnation and a rosebud into a boutonniere.

Seven violets so treated will be sufficient for one boutonniere.

He lifted the lapel of his coat, carrying the boutonniere to his nose.

It is a little stringy for a boutonniere, but it fills the modern-trained eye as no other flower can fill it.

Then as she glanced at the lapel of his coat she continued: "And you must have a boutonniere; may I select something for you?"

He seems to have passed it and to have plucked it casually,—but it is a boutonniere with tin foil round it.

RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR BOUTONNIERE

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