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gemstone

[ jem-stohn ]
/ ˈdʒɛmˌstoʊn /
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noun
a precious or semiprecious stone that can be cut and polished for use as a gem.
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Origin of gemstone

before 1000; Middle English gimstone,Old English gimstān.See gem, stone
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British Dictionary definitions for gemstone

gemstone
/ (ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn) /

noun
a precious or semiprecious stone, esp one cut and polished for setting in jewelleryRelated adjective: lapidary
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