from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collection of trinkets or jewelry.
- n. Decoration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Jewelry; small ornaments for personal decoration; specifically, jewelry of gold richly adorned in the metal itself, with little or no use of precious stones.
It showed a tall, imposing female standing proud in a splendid gown of state, a coronet on her piled blonde hair, one gloved hand resting on the arm of a throne, the other holding a plumed fan, the sash of a jewelled order over her bare shoulders, and enough bijouterie disposed about her stately person to start a bazaar.
And they have an amazing taste in clothes and bijouterie.
Rio's Museum of Modern Art (MAM) has opened a major retrospective, "Carmen Miranda Forever" (through Jan. 22), with clips from her Hollywood hits and mounds of eyepopping bijouterie, sequined stage gowns and her patented tutti-frutti turbans.
His large green bijouterie was open on a vast display of snuffboxes, pictures, and trinkets.
Bon c decidé j'le fait a la bijouterie, mais ca veut dire:
The old Doctor's sleeping apartment, which was the front room on the ground floor, we have converted into a parlor; and, by the aid of cheerful paint and paper, a gladsome carpet, pictures and engravings, new furniture, _bijouterie_, and a daily supply of flowers, it has become one of the prettiest and pleasantest rooms in the whole world.
In decorating his house, a gentleman spends as much money as he can conveniently spare; the elegancies and refinements of modern taste demand something more than mere comfort; yet though his walls are hung with pictures, his drawing-room filled with bijouterie, how is it that the windows of his hall, his library, his staircase, are neglected?
French is very great, and a large part of this population must live by furnishing the rest of the world with mere matters of _bijouterie_.
The root, in consequence of its variety of color, is much used for snuff-boxes and similar bijouterie.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
It is no longer our gilded drawing-room, with its tapestries, its _bijouterie_, its sound and light both muffled: we are out in the wild tempest; there are sighing pines, dashing waterfalls.
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