a small, usually metal hook for pulling buttons through buttonholes, as on gloves, dresses, breeches, etc.
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a thin tapering hooked instrument formerly used for pulling buttons through the buttonholes of gloves, shoes, etc
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a tropical tree, Conocarpus erectus, having small, reddish, conelike fruits and bark used in tanning.
a small disk or knob of wood, metal, plastic, etc., to be covered with fabric to form an ornamental button.
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