semiprecious


semi·pre·cious

adjective \-ˈpre-shəs\

of a jewel : fairly valuable : having somewhat less value than a precious stone

Full Definition of SEMIPRECIOUS

of a gemstone
:  of less commercial value than a precious stone

Examples of SEMIPRECIOUS

  1. semiprecious stones such as aquamarines and garnets

First Known Use of SEMIPRECIOUS

1858

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