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gem

1gem

noun \ˈjem\

: a valuable stone that has been cut and polished for use in jewelry

: something that is admired for its beauty or excellence

Full Definition of GEM

1
a :  jewel
b :  a precious or sometimes semiprecious stone cut and polished for ornament
2
a :  something prized especially for great beauty or perfection
b :  a highly prized or well-beloved person
3
:  muffin

Examples of GEM

  1. The house is a gem of colonial architecture.
  2. He pitched a gem of a game.
  3. Her most recent novel is a real gem.

Origin of GEM

Middle English gemme, from Anglo-French, from Latin gemma bud, gem
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GEM

2gem

verb
gemmedgem·ming

Definition of GEM

transitive verb
:  to adorn with or as if with gems

First Known Use of GEM

1610

GEM

abbreviation

Definition of GEM

ground-effect machine

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