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bi·jou

 (bē′zho͞o′)
n. pl. bi·joux (-zho͞o′, -zho͞oz′)
A small, exquisitely wrought trinket.
adj.
Small and elegant: a bijou apartment.

[French, from Breton bizou, jeweled ring, from biz, finger.]

bijou

(ˈbiːʒuː)
n, pl -joux (-ʒuːz)
1. something small and delicately worked, such as a trinket
2. (modifier) often ironic small but elegant and tasteful: a bijou residence.
[C19: from French, from Breton bizou finger ring, from biz finger; compare Welsh bys finger, Cornish bis]

bi•jou

(ˈbi ʒu, biˈʒu)

n., pl. -joux (-ʒuz, -ˈʒuz)
1. a jewel.
2. something small, delicate, and exquisitely wrought.
[1660–70; < French < Breton bizou (jeweled) ring, derivative of biz finger]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bijou - a small and delicately worked piecebijou - a small and delicately worked piece
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

bijou

adjective desirable, pleasing, elegant, fashionable, profitable, stylish, chic, sought-after, to die for (informal), covetable bijou shops and boutiques
Translations

bijou

[ˈbiːʒuː] ADJ "bijou residence for sale" (Brit) → se vende vivienda, verdadera monada

bijou

adj (esp in advertising) bijou residencenettes kleines Haus/nette kleine Wohnung
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