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Definition of rhinestone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rhinestone

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈraɪnstəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪnstoʊn//
 
Jewellery
 
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a clear stone that is intended to look like a diamond, used in cheap jewellery See related entries: Jewellery Word Origin late 19th cent.: translating French caillou du Rhin, literally ‘pebble of the Rhine’.
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