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bibelot

[bib-loh; French beebuh-loh] /ˈbɪb loʊ; French bibəˈloʊ/
noun, plural bibelots
[bib-lohz; French beebuh-loh] /ˈbɪb loʊz; French bibəˈloʊ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French, equivalent to bibel- (expressive formation akin to bauble) + -ot noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for bibelot

bibelot

/ˈbɪbləʊ; French biblo/
noun
1.
an attractive or curious trinket
2.
a miniature book
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French beubelet, perhaps from a reduplication of bel beautiful
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Word Origin and History for bibelot
n.

"small curio," 1873, from French bibelot "knick-knack," from Old French beubelet "trinket, jewel" (12c.), from belbel "plaything," a reduplication of bel "pretty."

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