Definition of cabochon
: a gem or bead cut in convex form and highly polished but not faceted; also : this style of cutting
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Inset geode halves, turquoise cabochons along with seed beads of black, blue, turquoise, white and gray fill the contours of an otherwise ghostly type figure - the hollow skull of a longhorn bull’s head.
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Origin and Etymology of cabochon
Medieval French, diminutive of Medieval French dialect (Picard) caboche head
First Known Use: 1825See Words from the same year
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