[bee-zhoo, bee-zhoo]
noun, plural bijoux [bee-zhooz, bee-zhooz] .
a jewel.
something small, delicate, and exquisitely wrought.

1660–70; < French < Breton bizou (jeweled) ring, derivative of biz finger; cognate with Cornish bisou finger-ring, derivative of bis finger Unabridged
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bijou (ˈbiːʒuː)
n , pl -joux
1.  something small and delicately worked, such as a trinket
2.  ironic often (modifier) small but elegant and tasteful: a bijou residence
[C19: from French, from Breton bizou finger ring, from biz finger; compare Welsh bys finger, Cornish bis]

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from Fr. bijou, from Breton bizou "(jeweled) ring," from bez "finger" (cf. Cornish bisou "finger-ring," 13c.).
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