a small ornamental figure of pottery, metal, plastic, etc.; statuette.

1850–55; < French < Italian figurina, equivalent to figur(a) figure + -ina -ine1 (here diminutive) Unabridged
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figurine (ˌfɪɡəˈriːn)
a small carved or moulded figure; statuette
[C19: from French, from Italian figurina a little figure]

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1854, dim. of figure.
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Example sentences
Among them is an ivory piece that appears to be the head of a partially complete human figurine.
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