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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.

Etymologies

French, from bijou, piece of jewelry; see bijou.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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