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Buttonhole the girl (4)


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This might be a double definition.

'buttonhole' is the first definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't understand how one could define the other.

'girl' is the second definition.

'the' is the link.

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(Other definitions for rose that I've seen before include "increased in price" , "Flower; increased" , "Old song 'The last . . . of summer'" , "13 flower" , "''That which we call a ..., by any other name would smell as sweet'' (Romeo and Juliet)" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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