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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Brooch


BROOCH, noun broche.

1. An ornamental utensil for fastening the vest, or the bosom of a shirt, as formerly used in America. It is usually made of silver, often round, with a tongue crossing its diameter, sometimes with two tongues. It formerly was used in England, as it was in America, and is still in the highlands of Scotland.

2. A jewel.

3. With painters, a painting all of one color.

BROOCH, verb transitive To adorn or furnish with brooches or jewels.