gem has definitions from the fields of fine art,chemistry,food
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[ noun ] (fine art) art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

Synonyms

treasure

Used in print

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

When I 'd delivered myself of that gem there was nothing to do but order up another drink .

Related terms

art

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[ noun ] a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry

Synonyms

jewel

Related terms

person

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[ noun ] (chemistry,food) a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan

Synonyms

muffin

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[ noun ] (chemistry) a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry

Synonyms

stone gemstone

Examples

"he had the gem set in a ring for his wife" "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"

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[ noun ] a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
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