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rhinestone

[ rahyn-stohn ]
/ ˈraɪnˌstoʊn /
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noun

an artificial gem of paste, often cut to resemble a diamond.

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Origin of rhinestone

1885–90; Rhine + stone (translation of French caillou du Rhin)
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British Dictionary definitions for rhinestone

rhinestone
/ (ˈraɪnˌstəʊn) /

noun

an imitation gem made of paste

Word Origin for rhinestone

C19: translation of French caillou du Rhin, referring to Strasbourg, where such gems were made
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