Cabochon meaning

kăbə-shŏn
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Any precious stone cut in convex shape, polished but not faceted.
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The style of cutting such a stone.
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A convex-cut, polished stone.
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A highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted gem.
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A convex style of cutting gems.
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In a highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted style.

A sapphire that was cut cabochon.

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Origin of cabochon

  • French from Old North French augmentative of caboche head cabbage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French cabochon, augmentative form of caboche (“head”), from Old French caboce, from Latin caput (“head”).

    From Wiktionary