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cabochon

Line breaks: cabo|chon
Pronunciation: /ˈkabəʃɒn
 
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Definition of cabochon in English:

noun

A gem that has been polished but not faceted: two big ruby cabochons [as modifier]: a necklace of cabochon rubies
More example sentences
  • In the middle of the knot glinted a black cabochon star sapphire and around the winding arms of the metal was a circle encrusted with hundreds of tiny diamonds that shimmered in the light.
  • Out came cut stones, cabochons, obscure gems, common amethyst, odd colors of garnet, sapphire, and jade.
  • The example in Plate VIII is activated by pressing the cabochon garnet surmounting the rock crystal dome, under which a nephrite frog climbs a silver-gilt ladder.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, diminutive of caboche 'head'.

Phrases

en cabochon

1
(Of a gem) polished but not faceted: precious stones en cabochon
More example sentences
  • They are generally cut en cabochon, but is often cut into round pieces for necklaces and pendants.
  • If the gem is cut en cabochon so that the base is parallel to the fibers, when rotated in a single light source, the ‘eye’ slides over the surface of the gem.
  • Fine quality gems cut en cabochon were often used to reinterpret Mughal motifs from art of the Mughal Empire, which merged Hindu and Persian elements.

Words that rhyme with cabochon

penchanttorchon

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