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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of button.
  • adj. with buttons fastened

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. furnished with buttons or something buttonlike. Opposite of unbuttoned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Decorated with buttons or small bosses, as a glass vase.
  • In heraldry, ornamented with small points, usually of a different tincture; studded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. furnished or closed with buttons or something buttonlike


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