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chaton

[sha-tawn] /ʃaˈtɔ̃/
noun, plural chatons
[sha-tawn] /ʃaˈtɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also called chaton foil. an imitation gem of paste that has its pavilion backed with metal foil or silver to reflect light.
2.
a bezel in a ring.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < French, Old French chastun gem setting < Germanic; compare Old High German kasto container
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