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English definition of “buttonhole”

buttonhole

noun [C]     /ˈbʌt.ən.həʊl/ US  /ˈbʌt̬.ən.hoʊl/
a hole that a button is pushed through to fasten a shirt , coat , etc.Fastening clothing and textiles mainly UK a flower that a man wears in the buttonhole of, or fastened to, his jacket on a special occasion such as a weddingGloves and other accessories
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