Definitions

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

  • noun A necklace of precious stones, generally set in one strand.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A necklace of precious stones, especially diamonds; particularly, such a piece of jewelry consisting of more than one string.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A necklace of diamonds or other precious stones, esp. one of several strings.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French rivière (de diamants), river (of diamonds), from Old French rivere, from Vulgar Latin *rīpāria; see river.]

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