from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collection of trinkets or jewelry.
- n. Decoration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Jewelry; small ornaments for personal decoration; specifically, jewelry of gold richly adorned in the metal itself, with little or no use of precious stones.
French, from bijou, piece of jewelry; see bijou.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)