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bibelot

[ bib-loh; French beebuh-loh ]
/ ˈbɪb loʊ; French bibəˈloʊ /
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noun, plural bi·be·lots [bib-lohz; French beebuh-loh]. /ˈbɪb loʊz; French bibəˈloʊ/.
a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
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Origin of bibelot

1870–75; <French, equivalent to bibel- (expressive formation akin to bauble) + -ot noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for bibelot

bibelot
/ (ˈbɪbləʊ, French biblo) /

noun
an attractive or curious trinket
a miniature book

Word Origin for bibelot

C19: from French, from Old French beubelet, perhaps from a reduplication of bel beautiful
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