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gems

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noun, plural gems·es [gem-siz, -ziz] /ˈgɛm sɪz, -zɪz/.
  1. chamois(def 1).
Also gem·se [gem-zuh] /ˈgɛm zə/.

Origin of gems

< German; Old High German gamiza < Late Latin camoc- (stem of camox)
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