05 September 2009


Freely will I admit that this word has never meant anything to me except the name of many a movie theatre. Seeing the word "Roxy" somewhere odd made me think about traditional theatre names, and "bijou" came to mind.

A finely worked piece.


Bijou Bi*jou", n.; pl. Bijoux. [F.; of uncertain origin.]
A trinket; a jewel; -- a word applied to anything small and
of elegant workmanship.
[1913 Webster]

-- From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48

n : a small and delicately worked piece
[also: bijoux (pl)]

-- From WordNet (r) 2.0

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "bijou":
anklet, armlet, bangle, beads, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, chain,
chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, coronet, crown, diadem,
earring, fob, gem, jewel, locket, necklace, nose ring, pin,
precious stone, rhinestone, ring, stickpin, stone, tiara, torque,
wampum, wristband, wristlet

-- From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0

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