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

The Confessions of a Collector William Carew Hazlitt
The Fatal Glove Clara Augusta Jones Trask
A Woman’s Experience in the Great War Louise Mack
In the Land of Mosques & Minarets Francis Miltoun
Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834, Part III (the Text Being Chapters XXVIII-XXXIII of the London Edition, 1843, and the Appendix a Combination of the Appendices of the London and German [Coblentz, 1839] Editions) Maximilian, Prinz von Wied

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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