a jewel.
something small, delicate, and exquisitely wrought.
Contemporary Examples

Death of an Heiress Peter Davis January 4, 2010

Historical Examples

Graham’s Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 3 September 1848 Various
Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille Emile Zola
Bijou Gyp
Lippincott’s Magazine, September, 1885 Various
The Lock And Key Library Various
Nat Goodwin’s Book Nat C. Goodwin
Bijou Gyp
The Helpers Francis Lynde
Solomon Crow’s Christmas Pockets and Other Tales Ruth McEnery Stuart

noun (pl) -joux (-ʒuːz)
something small and delicately worked, such as a trinket
(modifier) (often ironic) small but elegant and tasteful: a bijou residence


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