from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted gem.
- n. A convex style of cutting gems.
- adv. In a highly polished, convex-cut, unfaceted style: a sapphire that was cut cabochon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A convex-cut, polished stone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stone of convex form, highly polished, but not faceted; also, the style of cutting itself. Such stones are said to be cut en cabochon.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, containing, or in the style of, a cabochon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A polished but uncut precious stone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
French, from Old North French, augmentative of caboche, head; see cabbage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from French cabochon, augmentative form of caboche ("head"), from Old French caboce, from Latin caput ("head"). (Wiktionary)