Rhinestone
Rhinestone Rhine"stone`, n. [Cf. G. rheinkiesel Rhine quartz.] A colorless stone of high luster, made of paste. It is much used as an inexpensive ornament. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rhinestone — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rhinestone Título Rhinestone Ficha técnica Dirección Bob Clark Producción Howard Smith Bill Blake Sandy Gallin Richard Spitalny …   Wikipedia Español

  • rhinestone — 1879, a loan translation of Fr. caillou du Rhin Rhine pebble, so called because they were made near Strasburg, on the River RHINE (Cf. Rhine). Rhinestone jewelry, a reproduction of the ornaments of the Louis XV. period, is all the rage in Paris.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhinestone — ► NOUN ▪ an imitation diamond. ORIGIN translating French caillou du Rhin pebble of the Rhine …   English terms dictionary

  • rhinestone — [rīn′stōn΄] n. [transl. of Fr caillou du Rhin: so called because orig. made at Strasbourg (on the Rhine)] a bright, colorless artificial gem made of hard glass, often cut in imitation of a diamond …   English World dictionary

  • Rhinestone — For other uses, see Rhinestone (disambiguation). Rhinestones on a tiara A rhinestone or paste or diamante is a diamond simulant made from rock crystal, glass or acrylic. Originally, rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine.… …   Wikipedia

  • rhinestone — UK [ˈraɪnˌstəʊn] / US [ˈraɪnˌstoʊn] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rhinestone : singular rhinestone plural rhinestones an artificial jewel made of clear glass …   English dictionary

  • rhinestone — 1. noun an artificial diamond Lucinda sewed rhinestones into her scarf to add a bit of flair. 2. adjective made of or encrusted with rhinestones Karl wore a cowboy hat with a rhinestone hatband when he played his country and western gigs …   Wiktionary

  • rhinestone — A stupidly humorous event, especially the results of a Google web search. Fidel Castro enjoys the color green returns 209 results on Google? Now, that s a rhinestone …   Dictionary of american slang

  • rhinestone — A stupidly humorous event, especially the results of a Google web search. Fidel Castro enjoys the color green returns 209 results on Google? Now, that s a rhinestone …   Dictionary of american slang

  • rhinestone — noun Etymology: Rhine River Date: circa 1888 a colorless imitation stone of high luster made of glass, paste, or gem quartz • rhinestoned adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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