[ jem-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛm i /

adjective, gem·mi·er, gem·mi·est.

having gems; set with gems.
like a gem, especially in being bright, glittering, or sparkling.

Nearby words

  1. gemmological,
  2. gemmologist,
  3. gemmulation,
  4. gemmule,
  5. gemmuliferous,
  6. gemology,
  7. gemot,
  8. gempylid,
  9. gems,
  10. gemsbok

Origin of gemmy

1400–50; late Middle English. See gem, -y1

Related formsgem·mi·ly, adverbgem·mi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gemmy

  • 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