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/ ˈdʒɛmˌstoʊn /
a precious or semiprecious stone that can be cut and polished for use as a gem.
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British Dictionary definitions for gemstone
/ (ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn) /
a precious or semiprecious stone, esp one cut and polished for setting in jewelleryRelated adjective: lapidary
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