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chaton

[ sha-tawn ]

noun

, plural cha·tons [sh, a, -, tawn].
  1. Also called chaton foil. an imitation gem of paste that has its pavilion backed with metal foil or silver to reflect light.
  2. a bezel in a ring.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chaton1

1570–80; < French, Old French chastun gem setting < Germanic; compare Old High German kasto container

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Example Sentences

At the bend of the river towards Chaton fresh boats showed themselves unceasingly.

It has also been applied to a fabric of a woolly nature; cf. the botanical catkin, which is in French chaton, kitten.

Chaton went up to a little peasant who was standing in the crowd.

Chaton, Chaton,” cried the rabbit, “why are you running so quickly?

From its box-like shape this part of the ring is also called the chaton.

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