a flower or small bouquet worn, usually by a man, in the buttonhole of a lapel.
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another name for buttonhole (sense 2)
Boutros, born 1922, Egyptian diplomat: secretary-general of the United Nations 1992–96.
a contest or trial of strength, as of boxing. period; session; spell: a bout of illness. a turn at work or any action. a going and returning across a field, as in mowing or reaping. Contemporary Examples High Manxiety: Thirtysomething Men Are The New Neurotic Singles Hannah Seligson May 3, 2014 MTV’s Diem Brown Dies: […]
words or word endings forming a set of rhymes to be used in a given order in the writing of verses. verses using such a set of rhymes.
any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Bouvardia, of the madder family, having cymes of red, yellow, or white tubular flowers. Historical Examples Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome