birthstone
noun Date: 1907 a gemstone associated symbolically with the month of one's birth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • birthstone — 1874, from BIRTH (Cf. birth) (n.) + STONE (Cf. stone) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • birthstone — [bʉrth′stōn΄] n. a precious or semiprecious gem symbolizing the month of a person s birth: the usual list (with modern variants), beginning with that of January, is as follows: garnet, amethyst, bloodstone (aquamarine), diamond, emerald, pearl… …   English World dictionary

  • birthstone — /berrth stohn /, n. a precious or semiprecious stone traditionally associated with a particular month or sign of the zodiac and believed to attract good fortune. [1905 10; BIRTH + STONE] * * * Gemstone associated with the month of one s birth.… …   Universalium

  • birthstone — noun a) Any of twelve gemstones traditionally associated with the month of ones birth b) Any of a similar list of less costly substitutes …   Wiktionary

  • birthstone — n. gemstone which is associated with a particular month of the year …   English contemporary dictionary

  • birthstone — noun a gemstone popularly associated with the month or astrological sign of a person s birth …   English new terms dictionary

  • birthstone — birth•stone [[t]ˈbɜrθˌstoʊn[/t]] n. jew a precious or semiprecious stone traditionally associated with the month of one s birth • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • birthstone — /ˈbɜθstoʊn / (say berthstohn) noun a precious stone associated with a person s month of birth and worn as a lucky charm …   Australian English dictionary

  • birthstone — n. a gemstone popularly associated with the month of one s birth …   Useful english dictionary

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