gemstone

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noun gem·stone \ ˈjem-ˌstōn \

Definition of gemstone

:a mineral or petrified material that when cut and polished can be used in jewelry

Examples of gemstone in a Sentence

  1. traditionally, the gemstone for someone born in May is an emerald

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First Known Use of gemstone

before 12th century

gemstone Synonyms


GEMSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

gemstone

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Definition of gemstone for English Language Learners

  • : a stone that can be used in jewelry when it is cut and polished


GEMSTONE Defined for Kids

gemstone

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noun gem·stone \ ˈjem-ˌstōn \

Definition of gemstone for Students

:a stone that when cut and polished can be used in jewelry


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