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[bee-zhoo-tuh-ree] /biˈʒu tə ri/
Origin of bijouterie
1805-15; < French, equivalent to bijou bijou + -terie, extended form of -erie -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The time in which these things were made was a sentimental age, and it was well reflected in its bijouterie.

    A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The coral of commerce, so beautiful and so appreciated by lovers of bijouterie, is the polypidom.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • His "Aquarelles" are a good example of his art in bijouterie.

  • He found good markets for his wares, since Roman love of bijouterie was strong, and he had few competitors.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for bijouterie


jewellery esteemed for the delicacy of the work rather than the value of the materials
a collection of such jewellery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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