rhinestone


rhinestone
rhinestone 1879, a loan-translation of Fr. caillou du Rhin "Rhine pebble," so called because they were made near Strasburg, on the River RHINE (Cf. Rhine).
Rhinestone jewelry, a reproduction of the ornaments of the Louis XV. period, is all the rage in Paris. The Rhinestones are as brilliant as diamonds, and being set in silver, will stand any amount of wear or of cleaning. ["The American Stationer," March 20, 1879]

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  • Rhinestone — Rhine stone , n. [Cf. G. rheinkiesel Rhine quartz.] A colorless stone of high luster, made of paste. It is much used as an inexpensive ornament. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhinestone — ► NOUN ▪ an imitation diamond. ORIGIN translating French caillou du Rhin pebble of the Rhine …   English terms dictionary

  • rhinestone — [rīn′stōn΄] n. [transl. of Fr caillou du Rhin: so called because orig. made at Strasbourg (on the Rhine)] a bright, colorless artificial gem made of hard glass, often cut in imitation of a diamond …   English World dictionary

  • Rhinestone — For other uses, see Rhinestone (disambiguation). Rhinestones on a tiara A rhinestone or paste or diamante is a diamond simulant made from rock crystal, glass or acrylic. Originally, rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine.… …   Wikipedia

  • rhinestone — UK [ˈraɪnˌstəʊn] / US [ˈraɪnˌstoʊn] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rhinestone : singular rhinestone plural rhinestones an artificial jewel made of clear glass …   English dictionary

  • rhinestone — 1. noun an artificial diamond Lucinda sewed rhinestones into her scarf to add a bit of flair. 2. adjective made of or encrusted with rhinestones Karl wore a cowboy hat with a rhinestone hatband when he played his country and western gigs …   Wiktionary

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  • rhinestone — A stupidly humorous event, especially the results of a Google web search. Fidel Castro enjoys the color green returns 209 results on Google? Now, that s a rhinestone …   Dictionary of american slang

  • rhinestone — noun Etymology: Rhine River Date: circa 1888 a colorless imitation stone of high luster made of glass, paste, or gem quartz • rhinestoned adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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