Jewel vs Fewel - What's the difference?
As a proper noun jewel
is from the noun jewel, used since the end of the 19th century.
As a noun fewel is
A precious or semi-precious stone; gem, gemstone.
A valuable object used for personal ornamentation, especially one made of precious metals and stones; a piece of jewellery.
* ante'' 1611 , (William Shakespeare), '', lines 188–9:
(figuratively) Anything considered precious or valuable.
- Iachimo: 'Tis plate of rare device, and jewels / Of rich and exquisite form, their values great.
A bearing for a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone.
(slang) The clitoris.
* 2008 , Another Time, Another Place: Five Novellas
- our prince (jewel of children)
- The area between her eyebrows wrinkled with the increasing circular motions her two fingers made on her jewel .
* See also
* jeweler, jeweller
* jewellery, jewelry
* jewel in the crown
To bejewel; to decorate or bedeck with jewels or gems.
* 1662 , , Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 49: