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gem

noun

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1 a usually valuable stone cut and polished for ornament
  • a ring set with diamonds and other precious gems

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2 someone or something unusually desirable
  • that new car is a real gem
  • she's dating a real gem these days

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gem

verb

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The first known use of gem was in the 14th century

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“Gem.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gem. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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