chaton

noun cha·ton \(ˈ)sha¦tōⁿ\

Definition of chaton

plural

chatons

\-ōⁿ(z)\
  1. 1 :  the head of a ring in which a stone is set or on which a device is engraved

  2. 2 :  the stone set in a chaton

  3. 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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