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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: broche 'pointed tool, pin', from Vulgar Latin brocca, from Latin broccus 'sticking out'

brooch

noun
     
brooch
Related topics: Jewellery
brooch [countable]
DCJ a piece of jewellery that you fasten to your clothes, usually worn by women [= pin American English]

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