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cabochon

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noun cab·o·chon \ˈka-bə-ˌshän\

Definition of cabochon

  1. :  a gem or bead cut in convex form and highly polished but not faceted; also :  this style of cutting

cabochon

adverb


Origin and Etymology of cabochon

Middle French, diminutive of Middle French dialect (Picard) caboche head


First Known Use: 1825


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