- a precious or semiprecious stone traditionally associated with a particular month or sign of the zodiac and believed to attract good fortune.
Origin of birthstone
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Examples from the Web for birthstone
Garnet has long been the birthstone of the month of January.
Florence half sighed as she added, “That bracelet with my birthstone and the tiny diamonds was so attractive.”The Secret of Casa Grande
- a precious or semiprecious stone associated with a month or sign of the zodiac and thought to bring luck if worn by a person born in that month or under that sign
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Word Origin and History for birthstone
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