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Definition of BROOCH

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Brooch \Brooch\ (br[=o]ch; 277), n. [See {Broach}, n.]
     1. An ornament, in various forms, with a tongue, pin, or loop for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by women; a breastpin. Formerly worn by men on the hat. [1913 Webster]

              Honor 's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Paint.) A painting all of one color, as a sepia painting, or an India painting. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Brooch \Brooch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brooched} (br[=o]cht).] To adorn as with a brooch. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "brooch":
     anklet, armlet, bangle, beads, bijou, bracelet, breastpin, broach, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, clasp, clip, coronet, crown, diadem, earring, fastening, fob, gem, jewel, locket, necklace, nose ring, pin, precious stone, rhinestone, ring, stickpin, stone, tiara, torque, wampum, wristband, wristlet


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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