cabochon: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kab'u-shon" Fr. ka-bô-shôn'), [key]
— n., pl. adv. -chons
- 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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