Definition of Birthstones

1. Noun. (plural of birthstone) ¹



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Definition of Birthstones

1. birthstone [n] - See also: birthstone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birthstones

birthnight
birthnights
birthparent
birthparents
birthplace
birthplaces
birthrate
birthrates
birthright
birthrights
birthroot
birthroots
births
birthsite
birthstone
birthstones (current term)
birthtime
birthtimes
birthweight
birthweights
birthwort
birthwort family
birthworts
biryani
biryanis
bis
bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate esterase
bis(chloromethyl) ether
bis(monoacylglycero)phosphate synthetase
bis-

Literary usage of Birthstones

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1. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"birthstones, certain precious gems that through custom, imagination and sentiment ... Yet the custom of wearing birthstones is comparatively of recent date, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"Thus in the chapter in birthstones (a subject which he treats exhaustively) he says: " Sentiment, true sentiment, is one of the best things in human nature. ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1922)
"... the meaning of various legends, stories, and parables connected with gems. There is an account of the use of jewels as symbols, birthstones, talismans, ..."

4. The Review of Education (1902)
"... is continued from Volume X. These pictures show the gems in their natural condition and color, and is completed by a picture of the twelve birthstones. ..."

5. A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and by Julius Wodiska (1909)
"While there are variations, the generally accepted list of " birthstones " is: January, garnet; February, amethyst; March, bloodstone; April, sapphire; May, ..."

6. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1904)
"There are also chapters on imitation gems and how to detect them, on superstitions concerning gems, and birthstones. All these are hackneyed subjects, ..."

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