Pronunciation: (bez'ul), [key]
1. Also,basil.the diagonal face at the end of the blade of a chisel, or the like, leading to the edge.
a. that part of a ring, bracelet, etc., to which gems are attached.
b. crown (def. 27).
3. a grooved ring or rim holding a gem, watch crystal, etc., in its setting.
4. Auto.the part of a vehicle's bodywork that surrounds a light.
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