- 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.
Origin of cabochon
Examples from the Web for cabochon
Historical Examples of cabochon
I make a point of having a cabochon emerald: I collect them.'The Explorer
W. Somerset Maugham
As you walk around them they glow in lights and shades like a Cabochon emerald.The Oriental Rug
William D. Ellwanger
Otherwise, as Mr. Cabochon judiciously says, why have the stones reset at all?Phantom Fortune, A Novel
M. E. Braddon
Its surface is pierced with holes arranged in rose-shaped patterns, and set with large pearls and cabochon sapphires.
The Loch Buy brooch, of more elaborate workmanship, is likewise surmounted by a cabochon crystal on a raised dais.
- a smooth domed gem, polished but unfaceted