bi·​jou·​te·​rie | \ bi-ˈzhü-tə-(ˌ)rē How to pronounce bijouterie (audio) \

Definition of bijouterie

: 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, "L.A. Farmers Market Guide: Big fun in little tomato town," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bijouterie

1735, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bijouterie

French, from bijou

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“Bijouterie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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