• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bottony (Her) Having a bud or button, or a kind of trefoil, at the end; furnished with knobs or buttons.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bottony In heraldry, decorated with buds, knobs, or buttons at the extremities, generally in groups of three, forming trefoils. Also called bottoned, botoned, and sometimes trefoiled or treffled. See cross.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bottony (her.) having buds or knobs at the extremity, applied to a cross having each arm terminated in three buds, like trefoil.
    • Bottony . See Botoné.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. boutonné, fr. boutonner, to bud, button


In poetry:

Ella guardo` per poco--lo smagliante riflesso
Dei bottoni dorati--del giovane soldato;
Li toccava, tremando,--col dito fusellato;
Sembrava come assorta--in un sogno; chinava
La testa sovra il petto--e quel petto anelava...
"Fuoco" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Judi Bottoni / AP file.

In science:

G. Bottoni, D. Candolfo, and A. Cecchetti, J.
Power-law decay in first-order relaxation processes