botonée

botonée

[bot-n-ey, bot-n-ey]
adjective 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] .


Origin:
1565–75; < Middle French: covered with buds, equivalent to boton bud, button + -ée; see -ee

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botonee

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(of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm 
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