Definition of Birthstone

1. Noun. Any of twelve gemstones traditionally associated with the month of one's birth ¹



2. Noun. Any of a similar list of less costly substitutes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Birthstone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Birthstone

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

Literary usage of Birthstone

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1. Record of Christian Work edited by Alexander McConnell, William Revell Moody, Arthur Percy Fitt (1910)
"The book contains twelve chapters, one for each month of the year, and the "jewel" considered in each is the "birthstone" of that month. ..."

2. Catalog of Copyright Entries. by Library of Congress, Copyright Office (1908)
"Lotus with blood stone as birthstone. (I 23955, Nov. 20, 1907.) May. Fleur de Us with emerald as birthstone. (I 23957, Nov. 20, 1907.) November. ..."

3. Responsive Literacy Coaching: Tools for Creating and Sustaining Purposeful by Cheryl Dozier (2006)
"During this visit, I had confided to her how much my mother's birthstone ring meant to me and how wearing it helped me get through the first difficult days ..."

4. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1917)
"It was also the birthstone of each month, and would thus furnish data for the question for which answer was desired. But the High Priest only consulted the ..."

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