chevee

noun
che·​vee | \ shəˈvā \
plural -s

Definition of chevee

: a flat gemstone with a smooth depression — compare cuvette

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History and Etymology for chevee

French chevée, from feminine of chevé, past participle of chever to hollow out, from Latin cavare, from cavus hollow

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“Chevee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chevee. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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