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jewel

jew·el

jewel

 
pronunciation:
jul [or] ju l
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a special stone that has been cut and made smooth; gem. Jewels are used to make jewelry and ornaments.
The jewel in her ring is a diamond.
 
synonyms:
gem, stone
similar words:
rock
definition 2: any object or person that is thought of as a treasure or having great value.
That new chemistry teacher is a jewel.
synonyms:
gem, treasure
similar words:
favorite, pride and joy, valuable
derivation: jewellike (adj.)
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Jewel comes from a early French word that means "game or play."
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  jewelry, rock, stone