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engagement ring

noun
1.
a ring, often a diamond, given by a man to his fiancée at the time of their engagement as a token of their betrothal.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for engagement ring

engagement ring

noun
1.
a ring given by a man to a woman as a token of their betrothal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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