The Marquis was in evening dress and white bow; Gerald, in a dinner-jacket, wore a tea rose in his button-hole.
She picked one at once, and he got her to place it in his button-hole.
My friend said his photographer had a kodak which he wore inside his vest, the opening protruding from a button-hole.
"And this," his wife added, touching the bit of red ribbon in his button-hole.
She tried to look at him, but her eyes would not carry above the violets in his button-hole.
The twentieth brought a button-hole, and over this the inquest was held.
button-hole bouquets should be worn on the left side, by both ladies and gentlemen.
Not an organ in its right place, and a camelia in his button-hole!
On his way to this abode of the destitute, he was overtaken by a huge man with a little bit of blue ribbon in his button-hole.
The Baron plucked one of them, and wore it in his button-hole on the return journey.
buttonhole but·ton·hole (bŭt'n-hōl')
A short straight surgical cut made through the wall of a cavity or canal.
The contraction of an orifice down to a narrow slit, as in mitral stenosis.
To get someone's attention as if by taking hold by a buttonhole: listening to and buttonholing other researchers
[1880+; Button in the same sense is attested from the early 1860s]