from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several gems, including the diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire, that have high economic value because of their rarity or appearance.
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- n. Any gem, such as a diamond or ruby, that is expensive because of its rarity or desirability; especially one set into a piece of jewelry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
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