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Of a cross: having arms which terminate in an ornament of three rounded knobs or buds resembling a three-lobed leaf. Chiefly as postpositive.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Gerard Legh (d. 1563), heraldic writer. From Anglo-Norman botoné, botonee and Middle French boutoné, boutonné, use as adjective of the past participle of botoner, boutonner to cover with studs from boton, bouton bud, stud, button.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.