noun, plural chatons [sha-tawn] .
Also called chaton foil. an imitation gem of paste that has its pavilion backed with metal foil or silver to reflect light.
a bezel in a ring.

1570–80; < French, Old French chastun gem setting < Germanic; compare Old High German kasto container Unabridged
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