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Noun: gem  jem
  1. A precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewellery
    - jewel, precious stone
     
  2. Art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    - treasure
     
  3. A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewellery
    "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife";
    - gemstone, stone
     
  4. A brilliant or much-loved person who is highly valued
    - jewel, pearl, treasure
     
  5. [N. Amer] A sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
    - muffin
     
  6. A small but valuable piece of information or advice
    "gems of wisdom";
    - nugget, pearl

Derived forms: gems

Type of: art, crystal, fine art, individual, jewellery [Brit, Cdn], jewelry [N. Amer], mortal, person, quick bread, somebody, someone, soul

Part of: jewellery [Brit, Cdn], jewelry [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Gem, Kansas