semiprecious

adjective semi·pre·cious \ ˌse-mē-ˈpre-shəs , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \
Updated on: 29 Apr 2018

Definition of semiprecious

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

Examples of semiprecious in a Sentence

  1. semiprecious stones such as aquamarines and garnets

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First Known Use of semiprecious

1858

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SEMIPRECIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of semiprecious for English Language Learners

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


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of semiprecious


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