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[ gems ]


, plural gems·es [gem, -siz, -ziz].

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Word History and Origins

Origin of gems1

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

Take a virtual tour of the National Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals.

“This is another piece of evidence to support our interpretation of how the planet works,” says George Harlow, a geologist and curator for the American Museum of Natural History’s Halls of Gems and Minerals.

There really aren’t many photos or videos that can truly do these gems justice.

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Statements posted to her Facebook page include such gems as “We are all ISIS,” “I love ISIS!”

The African-American intellectual treasure chest contains gems valuable to anyone anywhere.

Deadspin pointed out some of the lows of his argument—and wow, are there some gems.

Ornate historical gems include the Imperial Salon at the Hotel Westin.

Great directors are finding gems now anywhere and everywhere, not just hiring the biggest stars in the world anymore.

You may look again and again, and see millions of suns and systems spread out across the heavens like rivers of living gems.

The snuff-boxes of this period were very elegant and were decorated with elaborate paintings or set with gems.

In Europe they are made of the most costly materials, and studded with the rarest gems.

There were silver and gold, as she had said there would be, and crystal which glittered like the gems which the women wore.

He wore a cock feather over his ear, and on his head a diadem set with enormous gems.