a precious stone of convex hemispherical or oval form, polished but not cut into facets.
an ornamental motif resembling this, either concave or convex and often surrounded by ornately carved leaf patterns, used on furniture of the 18th century.
in the form of a cabochon: a turquoise cut cabochon.
being cut cabochon: cabochon gems.
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How to use cabochon in a sentence
He peered at the brooch, which represented a bunch of grapes in small cabochon amethysts and leaves of green enamel.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
And there was a pendant, a star of diamonds with a great cabochon sapphire—Mademoiselle's beloved jewel!Vision House | C. N. Williamson
Each was a flat star of gray metal in which was set a large oval, cabochon-cut jewel.The Door into Infinity | Edmond Hamilton
The first three and the last are cabochon cut, elliptical in contour with flat bottoms.Industrial Arts Design | William H. Varnum
Design a built-up ring using an elliptical cabochon cut stone as the point of concentration.Industrial Arts Design | William H. Varnum
British Dictionary definitions for cabochon
a smooth domed gem, polished but unfaceted
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