Cross Bottonnée


§14. Cross bottonnée is derived from the French bouton, a bud or knob, though the name does not appear to be used by French heralds, who used the term tréfflée. It is a cross ending in three lobes like the trefoil leaf, and is of rather frequent occurrence.

Argent, a cross bottonnée gules--BRERLEGH; Harl. MS. 1407.

Argent, a cross bottonnée sable--WINWOOD, Bucks.

Argent, a cross bottonny azure--EGMON.

Gules, a cross botonny argent, on a chief azure a lion passant or--CHAWNCY, Harl. MS. 1465.

Argent, a cross botonny voided gules--PILKINGTON, Durham.

Argent, crusily and a cross botonny gules--RALEIGH, Warwickshire.

Monsire John de MELTON port d'argent a une crois patey et botone--Roll, temp. ED. III.

Monsire William de COLVILL port d'or a une fes de gules; trois crossiletts botones d'argent en la fes--Ibid.

Gules, a cross botonny and raguly argent--John le FROME, Harleian MS. 1465.

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