[ jem-stohn ]
/ ˈdʒɛmˌstoʊn /
a precious or semiprecious stone that can be cut and polished for use as a gem.
15 Shades Of Green: Where We Got These Colorful WordsRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
stone, ornament, trinket, bead, bauble, gem, glass, rock, baguette, hardware, sparkler, bijou, brilliant, birthstone
Origin of gemstone
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for gemstone
/ (ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn) /
a precious or semiprecious stone, esp one cut and polished for setting in jewelleryRelated adjective: lapidary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper