briolette

noun
bri·​o·​lette | \ ˌbrē-ə-ˈlet How to pronounce briolette (audio) \

Definition of briolette

: an oval or pear-shaped gemstone cut in triangular facets

First Known Use of briolette

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for briolette

French

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“Briolette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/briolette. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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