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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Definitions for bijou

  1. Something small, delicate, and exquisitely wrought.
  2. A jewel.

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Citations for bijou
Adding to its appeal is the fact that the Streak is a compact and bijou five inches, compared to the iPad's relatively chunky 9.7-inches. Jonathan Leggett, "Dell Streak Free on Mobile Broadband Deals", Top 10 Broadband, June 2010
This was followed by bijou slices of grilled swordfish belly swathed in a homemade sesame sauce ($5). Annette Tan, "Small bites to a big meal", Singapore Today, June 2010
Origin of bijou
1660-1670
Bijou comes from the French Breton bizou, "ring."