pen·​de·​loque | \ ˌpäⁿdəˈlȯk \
plural -s

Definition of pendeloque

1 : a diamond or other gemstone cut in the form of a pear-shaped brilliant with a table — compare briolette
2 : a usually pear-shaped glass pendant used for ornamenting a lamp or chandelier

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History and Etymology for pendeloque

French, blend of obsolete French pendeler to dangle (diminutive of French pendre to hang) and French breloque charm, breloque

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“Pendeloque.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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