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[bot-n-ey, bot-n-ey]
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adjective Heraldry.
  1. (of a cross) having arms terminating in the form of a trefoil: cross botonée.
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Also bot·on·née, bot·o·ny, bot·on·ny [bot-n-ee] /ˈbɒt n i/.

Origin of botonée

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