One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A diamond cut with a large flat upper surface surrounded by small facets; especially a thin diamond cut in this way and having a flat underside.
Late 15th century. From table + diamond. Compare Middle French, French table de diamant, diamant en tablette, tablette de diamant.
table diamond/ˈteɪbl ˌdʌɪəmənd/
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