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rivière

[riv-ee-air, ri-vyair; French ree-vyer] /ˌrɪv iˈɛər, rɪˈvyɛər; French riˈvyɛr/
noun, plural rivières
[riv-ee-airz, ri-vyairz; French ree-vyer] /ˌrɪv iˈɛərz, rɪˈvyɛərz; French riˈvyɛr/ (Show IPA)
1.
a necklace of diamonds or other gems, especially in more than one string.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French: literally, river
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British Dictionary definitions for riviere

rivière

/ˌrɪvɪˈɛə/
noun
1.
a necklace the diamonds or other precious stones of which gradually increase in size up to a large centre stone
Word Origin
C19: from French: brook, river
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