bijouterie

[ bee-zhoo-tuh-ree ]
/ biˈʒu tə ri /

noun

Origin of bijouterie

1805–15; < French, equivalent to bijou bijou + -terie, extended form of -erie -ery
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Examples from the Web for 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
  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for bijouterie

bijouterie

/ (biːˈʒuːtərɪ) /

noun

jewellery esteemed for the delicacy of the work rather than the value of the materials
a collection of such jewellery
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