Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A gemstone associated with a particular month and customarily worn by persons born during that month.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of twelve gemstones traditionally associated with the month of one's birth
  • noun Any of a similar list of less costly substitutes

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Examples

  • In fact, March and April aren't that exciting either so those could be two weeks, too, except that it greatly shortens the chances that your birthstone will be a diamond.

    Summer Raspberries...in Autumn? October in Review

  • In fact, March and April aren't that exciting either so those could be two weeks, too, except that it greatly shortens the chances that your birthstone will be a diamond.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • I like jewelry – in fact, one of my most cherished possessions is a tiny birthstone ring my uncle bought for me on my 6th birthday.

    Little Bit Sparkly « Becca’s Byline

  • I like jewelry – in fact, one of my most cherished possessions is a tiny birthstone ring my uncle bought for me on my 6th birthday.

    2010 February « Becca’s Byline

  • My gaze shifted to Mr. March, who sat at the head of the table with his elbows on the table, his hands clasped together, and I noticed his striking gold pinkie ring with a lapis, which I would find out later was his birthstone.

    Family Storms

  • My gaze shifted to Mr. March, who sat at the head of the table with his elbows on the table, his hands clasped together, and I noticed his striking gold pinkie ring with a lapis, which I would find out later was his birthstone.

    Family Storms

  • My birthstone was emerald, I told him so, and his chlorinated eyes said, "Well, that makes you NOT simpleminded."

    Albino

  •   I can see the bits of light blue cotton candy in that girl's hair and the official Padres 'insignia on that guy's cap and the little unicorn birthstone pendant around the neck of that old lady who's not playing the game but she's standing back and watching the kid do it, I guess he's her grandson.

    Another Etiquette Lesson from the Jungle

  • The brainspawn of a beer firm, and ostensibly aimed at Holland supporters, this clingy minidress would also suit those whose birthstone is orange polyester.

    World Cup tat: form an orderly queue

  • The ring was one I'd given him when we first started dating, my birthstone cut in a heart shape.

    Promises a Marine widow cannot bear to hear

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictonary:

    noun

    Date: 1907

    : a gemstone associated symbolically with the month of one's birth

    February 11, 2008