botonée
or botonnée adjective Etymology: Middle French botonné Date: 15th century of a heraldic cross having a cluster of three balls or knobs at the end of each arm — see cross illustration

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  • botonée — /bot n ay , bot n ay /, adj. Heraldry. (of a cross) having arms terminating in the form of a trefoil: cross botonée. See illus. under cross. Also, botonnée, botony, botonny /bot n ee/. [1565 75; < MF: covered with buds, equiv. to boton bud,… …   Universalium

  • botonee — adjective (of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm • Syn: ↑botonnee • Similar to: ↑buttoned, ↑fastened * * * /bot n ay , bot n ay /, adj. Heraldry. (of a cross) having arms terminating in the form of …   Useful english dictionary

  • botonée — bot·o·née …   English syllables

  • botonée — bot•o•née or bot•on•née [[t]ˈbɒt nˌeɪ, ˌbɒt nˈeɪ[/t]] adj. her (of a heraldic cross) having arms terminating in the form of a trefoil • Etymology: 1565–75; < MF: covered with buds …   From formal English to slang

  • botonee botonnee — buttoned uttoned adj. furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of {unbuttoned}. [Narrower terms: {botonee, botonnee}; {button down}; {closed}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maryland, flag of — ▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a quartered design of alternating red white and black yellow panels.       Alone of the 13 original states, Maryland has a state flag based on a flag flown under British rule. According to the… …   Universalium

  • botonnee — adjective (of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm • Syn: ↑botonee • Similar to: ↑buttoned, ↑fastened * * * adjective see botonée …   Useful english dictionary

  • button-down — buttoned uttoned adj. furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of {unbuttoned}. [Narrower terms: {botonee, botonnee}; {button down}; {closed}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttoned — uttoned adj. furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of {unbuttoned}. [Narrower terms: {botonee, botonnee}; {button down}; {closed}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • closed — buttoned uttoned adj. furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of {unbuttoned}. [Narrower terms: {botonee, botonnee}; {button down}; {closed}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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