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gemstones

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From Middle English gimstone, alteration (due to Middle English gemme) of earlier ȝimston, ȝimstan, from Old English gimstān (a gem; jewel; precious stone), equivalent to gem +‎ stone. Compare Icelandic gimsteinn (jewel; gem).

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gemstone (plural gemstones)

  1. A gem, usually made of minerals.

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