Definition of chaton
1 : the head of a ring in which a stone is set or on which a device is engraved
2 : the stone set in a chaton
3 or chaton foil : a coating (as a foil or lacquer) applied to the back of a cheap gemstone to give it greater brilliancy
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Origin and Etymology of chaton
French, from Old French chastun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kasto container, Middle Dutch kaste barn, Old English bēocere beekeeper, Old High German kar vessel, Old Norse ker, Gothic kas
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