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Related to bibelot: in large quantities
1. A small decorative object; a trinket.
2. A miniature book, especially one that is finely crafted.
[French, from Old French beubelet, from a reduplication of bel, beautiful, from Latin bellus, handsome; see belle.]
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bibelot(ˈbɪbləʊ; French biblo)
1. an attractive or curious trinket
2. a miniature book
[C19: from French, from Old French beubelet, perhaps from a reduplication of bel beautiful]
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bi•be•lot(ˈbɪb loʊ, ˈbi bəˌloʊ)
a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
[1870–75; < French, =bibel- + -ot n. suffix]
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