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birthstone

[burth-stohn] /ˈbɜrθˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a precious or semiprecious stone traditionally associated with a particular month or sign of the zodiac and believed to attract good fortune.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; birth + stone
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Examples for birthstone
  • She is known to wear a gold ring with her birthstone.
  • Specializes in family and birthstone jewelry in gold and platinum.
British Dictionary definitions for birthstone

birthstone

/ˈbɜːθˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a precious or semiprecious stone associated with a month or sign of the zodiac and thought to bring luck if worn by a person born in that month or under that sign
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Word Origin and History for birthstone
n.

1874, from birth (n.) + stone (n.).

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