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A usually colorless artificial gem of crystal, glass, or another material, often with a flat metallic backing to create sparkling facets on the front.

[After the Rhine (translation of French caillou du Rhin, piece of rock crystal gathered from the Rhine (such as used to imitate diamonds) : caillou, pebble + du, of the + Rhin, Rhine).]

rhine′stoned′ adj.


adorned with rhinestones
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