bi·​jou·​te·​rie bi-ˈzhü-tə-(ˌ)rē How to pronounce bijouterie (audio)
: a collection of trinkets or ornaments : jewels
also : decoration

Examples of bijouterie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the Studio City market, Sunrise Organic Farm — a relatively new entrant into the game of fruit and vegetable musical chairs that is the Southern California farmers market system — has had tables loaded with cherry toms like a bijouterie counter. Amy Scattergoodstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2019

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Word History


French, from bijou

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bijouterie was in 1735

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“Bijouterie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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