Definition of jewel
- regarded the library as the jewel of the campus
That diamond is one of world's largest jewels.
This painting is the jewel in our gallery.
The building is regarded as one of the jewels of modern architecture.
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: a valuable stone (such as a ruby or diamond) that has been cut and polished
: a piece of jewelry (such as a necklace or a bracelet) that is made of valuable metal and precious stones
: someone or something that is highly valued or admired
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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