Definition of semiprecious
of a gemstone
: of less commercial value than a precious stone
Examples of semiprecious in a Sentence
semiprecious stones such as aquamarines and garnets
Recent Examples of semiprecious from the Web
As in other gold rushes, violence has followed the scramble for the semiprecious gemstone, with gangs fighting over lucrative pits and claims rife that corrupt government officials are battling for territory and control.
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SEMIPRECIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of semiprecious for English Language Learners
of a jewel : fairly valuable : having somewhat less value than a precious stone
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