from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pin worn on the breast as a fastening or ornament; a brooch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A knot of ribbons worn on the breast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knot of ribbon worn on the breast.
A breastknot of valley lilies added to the loveliness, and I allowed my eyes to feast on her fairness.
And she promised she never would, and gave him a sprig of rosemary out of her garden to wear for a breastknot.
Faith took still closer note of the beauty of her breastknot; and then gathering up her crimson hood and cloak, they went down stairs.
Yeoman of the Guard since bluff King Henry's time, and expected to hear something from you about the Field of the Cloth of Gold, -- and I thought of asking you the colour of Anne Bullen's breastknot, which cost the Pope three kingdoms; but I am afraid you are but a novice in such recollections of love and chivalry.
Gold, — and I thought of asking you the colour of Anne Bullen’s breastknot, which cost the Pope three kingdoms; but I am afraid you are but a novice in such recollections of love and chivalry.