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[jem-ee] /ˈdʒɛm i/
adjective, gemmier, gemmiest.
having gems; set with gems.
like a gem, especially in being bright, glittering, or sparkling.
Origin of gemmy
1400-50; late Middle English. See gem, -y1
Related forms
gemmily, adverb
gemminess, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They have olive skins, black curly hair, flashing eyes, and fingers that dance with gemmy rings.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • There is a very noble quality of green—sappy and gemmy—like some of Titian's or Giorgione's—in the stuffs they use.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds

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