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A pear-shaped or oval gem that is cut in long triangular facets.

[French, perhaps alteration (influenced by brillant, brilliant) of brignolette, diminutive of brignole, dried plum, from Brignoles, a town of southeast France.]
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(Jewellery) a pear-shaped gem cut with long triangular facets
[C19: from French, alteration of brillolette, from brignolette little dried plum, after Brignoles, France, where these plums are produced]
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(ˌbri əˈlɛt)

any pear-shaped gem having its entire surface cut with triangular facets.
[1860–65; < French, brillolette literally, little dried plum]
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