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cabochon

cab·o·chon

 (kăb′ə-shŏn′)
n.
1. A highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted gem.
2. A convex style of cutting gems.
adv.
In a highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted style: a sapphire that was cut cabochon.

[French, from Old North French, augmentative of caboche, head; see cabbage.]

cabochon

(ˈkæbəˌʃɒn; French kabɔʃɔ̃)
n
(Jewellery) a smooth domed gem, polished but unfaceted
[C16: from Old French, from Old Norman French caboche head; see cabbage1]

cab•o•chon

(ˈkæb əˌʃɒn, -ˌʃɔ̃)

n.
1. a gemstone, usu. round or oval, cut so as to have a domed surface that is polished but not faceted.
2. the style of cutting a stone so.
adv.
3. in the form of a cabochon: a turquoise cut cabochon.
adj.
4. cut in the form of a cabochon.
[1570–80; < Middle French, derivative of caboche head]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cabochon - a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
gemstone, gem, stone - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
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