/bree'euh let"/; Fr. /brddee aw let"/, n., pl. briolettes /-lets"/; Fr. /-let"/.
any pear-shaped gem having its entire surface cut with triangular facets.
[1860-65; < F, var. of BRILLOLETTE, itself alter. (by assoc. with brillant diamond) of brignolette lit., little dried plum (facetious coinage), equiv. to brignole (after Brignoles in Provence, where the plums are dried) + -ette -ETTE]

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