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A usually colorless artificial gem of crystal, glass, or another material, often with a flat metallic backing to create sparkling facets on the front.

[After the Rhine (translation of French caillou du Rhin, piece of rock crystal gathered from the Rhine (such as used to imitate diamonds) : caillou, pebble + du, of the + Rhin, Rhine).]

rhine′stoned′ adj.


(Jewellery) an imitation gem made of paste
[C19: translation of French caillou du Rhin, referring to Strasbourg, where such gems were made]



an artificial gemstone cut from rock crystal or various kinds of brilliant glass or paste, esp. in imitation of a diamond.
[1885–90; translation of French caillou du Rhin]
rhine′stoned`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhinestone - an imitation diamond made from rock crystal or glass or paste
rock crystal, transparent quartz - a clear quartz used in making electronic and optical equipment


[ˈraɪnˌstəʊn] Ndiamante m de imitación


nfaux diamant m
modif [ring, earring, pin] → en faux diamants


[ˈraɪnˌstəʊn] nstrass m inv
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