Etymology
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cabochon (n.)

"a polished but uncut precious stone," 1570s, from French cabochon (14c.), augmentative of caboche (12c.), itself an augmentative or pejorative formation, ultimately from Latin caput "head" (from PIE root *kaput- "head"). Essentially the same word as cabbage.

updated on September 19, 2017

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Definitions of cabochon from WordNet

cabochon (n.)
a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets;
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