bijou
[ bee-zhoo ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
early 1800's, French from Breton bizou ‘"inger ring," from biz "finger"
Synonyms
    1.
  • bauble trinket
    2.
  • gem gemstone stone
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. something small, delicate, and exquisitely wrought
2. jewel
Examples
1. A) There was a bijou on her desk I recognized: it looked like a tiny elephant pendant. B) I like to leave a bijou somewhere where he'll find it to brighten up his day.
2. A) The necklace has a tiny bijou heart in the center, which just adds to how stunning it looks. B) A bijou or two can add some grace to the dress, but we don't want to go too overboard.
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