bijouterie

[ bee-zhoo-tuh-ree ]

noun

Origin of bijouterie

1
1805–15; <French, equivalent to bijoubijou + -terie, extended form of -erie-ery

Words Nearby bijouterie

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How to use bijouterie in a sentence

  • 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
  • She ran up to me with affectionate greetings, and united in our raptures over the glittering bijouterie.

  • The coral of commerce, so beautiful and so appreciated by lovers of bijouterie, is the polypidom.

    The Ocean World: | Louis Figuier
  • The root, in consequence of its variety of color, is much used for snuff-boxes and similar 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
  1. jewellery esteemed for the delicacy of the work rather than the value of the materials

  2. a collection of such jewellery

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