[riv-ee-air, ri-vyair; French ree-vyer]
- a necklace of diamonds or other gems, especially in more than one string.
Origin of rivière
1875–80; < French: literally, river1
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Examples from the Web for riviere
He was busy writing, when young Riviere first presented himself.
Young Riviere inquired what ground of offence they had given HIM.
Riviere smiled sadly, but consented to deign to eat a morsel in the porch.
Rose raised the coat which Riviere, in spite of Dard, had flung over his foot.
Here Riviere interrupted him, and asked if it was really true about the beans.
- a necklace the diamonds or other precious stones of which gradually increase in size up to a large centre stone
C19: from French: brook, river
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