Examples from the Web for boutonniere
He lifted the lapel of his coat, carrying the boutonniere to his nose.The White Moll|Frank L. Packard
It is a little stringy for a boutonniere, but it fills the modern-trained eye as no other flower can fill it.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner|Charles Dudley Warner
He seems to have passed it and to have plucked it casually,—but it is a boutonniere with tin foil round it.
Then as she glanced at the lapel of his coat she continued: "And you must have a boutonniere; may I select something for you?"The Heatherford Fortune|Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
No woman ever combined a carnation and a rosebud into a boutonniere.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for boutonniere
Word Origin for boutonniere
Word Origin and History for boutonniere
1877, from French boutonnière, from bouton (see button (n.)).