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Definitions for boutonniere
ˌbut nˈɪər, ˌbu tənˈyɛərbou·ton·niere

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boutonnierenoun

    a flower that is worn in a buttonhole

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  1. boutonnierenoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boutonnierenoun

    a bouquet worn in a buttonhole

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  1. Boutonnière

    A boutonnière is a floral decoration worn by men, typically a single flower or bud. The word comes from the French word for buttonhole, which is the British term. While worn frequently in the past, boutonnières are now usually reserved for special occasions for which formal wear is standard, such as at proms, homecomings, funerals, and weddings. Nowadays, a lapel pin is worn more often than flowers on business suits. Traditionally, a boutonnière was worn pushed through the lapel buttonhole and the stem is held in place with a loop at the back of the lapel. The flower's calyx, if pronounced such as those of a carnation, should be fully inserted into the buttonhole which would secure it tightly and flat against the lapel. Thus the buttonhole should ideally be at least 1⅛" long for there to be enough room to fit a standard sized flower's calyx. Otherwise, the calyx would not fit into the buttonhole and the flower head would hang freely and move about in the wind. However, on many recently made coats and jackets, the lapel is made without the loop required, which would normally sit on the reverse of the lapel, beneath the buttonhole. Sometimes, the lapel buttonhole is in the "keyhole" shape, as opposed to the traditional straight cut, or is not even pierced through, in which case the boutonnière may be pinned onto the jacket lapel, although this may be considered unsightly and continued pinning could eventually damage the cloth or silk facing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boutonniere in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boutonniere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Jared Gordon:

    I couldn’t do anything. I ran, I shadowboxed, I hit the bag with my right hand and I kicked the bag. That’s all I could do, and technique, like just drilling technique really light because hand was just completely f----d up. And I also, so I cut the ligament in my finger, so I have what they call a boutonniere deformity. I can actually have surgery if I wanted to, but I don’t feel like doing that.

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