bijou[bē′z̸ho̵̅o̅′, bē z̸ho̵̅o̅′]
A bijou in a red box.
- a jewel
- something small and exquisite
Origin of bijouFrench ; from Breton bizou, a ring ; from biz, finger
A small, exquisitely wrought trinket.
Small and elegant: a bijou apartment.
Origin of bijouFrench, from Breton bizou, jeweled ring, from biz, finger.
(comparative more bijou, superlative most bijou)
- (of a residence) small and elegant
- intricate; finely made