a gem distinguished for its beauty and rarity, used in jewelry.
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Origin of precious stone
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
Words nearby precious stone
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British Dictionary definitions for precious stone
any of certain rare minerals, such as diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, or opal, that are highly valued as gemstones
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