Gem

Definition of Gem

n.1.(Bot.) A bud.
From the joints of thy prolific stem
A swelling knot is raised called a gem.
- Denham.
2.A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel.
3.Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying.
Artificial gem
an imitation of a gem, made of glass colored with metallic oxide. Cf. Paste, and Strass.
v. t.1.To put forth in the form of buds.
[imp. & p. p. Gemmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gemming]
2.To adorn with gems or precious stones.
3.To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.
England is . . . gemmed with castles and palaces.
- W. Irving.

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