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Jan 10, 2001
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bijou

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(BEE-zhoo, bee-ZHOO), plural bijoux (-zhoo, -zhooz)

noun: A small, exquisitely wrought trinket.

[French, from Breton bizou, jeweled ring, from biz, finger.]

"Never mind that most of us couldn't afford a bijou from Bulgari in a hundred years."
Amy Dunkin & Thane Peterson; Worlds of Adventure on the Coffee Table; BusinessWeek; Dec 9, 1996.

"The bijou capital of Vermont, with its little gold-domed capitol backed by woods, is not opposed to commerce."
What's an Hour Worth?; The Economist; Jun 28, 1997.

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