Jewel vs Fewel - What's the difference?

jewel | fewel |

As a proper noun jewel

is from the noun jewel, used since the end of the 19th century.

As a noun fewel is





(en noun)
  • 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:
  • Iachimo: 'Tis plate of rare device, and jewels / Of rich and exquisite form, their values great.
  • (figuratively) Anything considered precious or valuable.
  • * Shakespeare
  • our prince (jewel of children)
  • 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
  • The area between her eyebrows wrinkled with the increasing circular motions her two fingers made on her jewel .


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * bejewel * jeweler, jeweller * jewelled * jewellery, jewelry * jewel in the crown


  • To bejewel; to decorate or bedeck with jewels or gems.
  • fewel



  • * 1662 , , Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 49:
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