semi-precious

semi-precious
adjective a semi-precious jewel or stone is valuable, but not as valuable as a diamond, ruby etc

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  • semi-precious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ denoting minerals which can be used as gems but are considered to be less valuable than precious stones …   English terms dictionary

  • semi-precious — adjective Sort of or somewhat precious or valuable. Usually used as part of the phrase semi precious stones or semi precious gems. See Also: semi precious stones, semi precious gems …   Wiktionary

  • semi-precious — sem|i precious BrE sem|i|pre|cious AmE [ˌsemiˈpreʃəs] adj a semi precious jewel or stone is valuable, but not as valuable as a ↑diamond, ↑ruby etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • semi-precious — ADJ: usu ADJ n Semi precious stones are stones such as turquoises and amethysts that are used in jewellery but are less valuable than precious stones such as diamonds and rubies. (in AM, also use semiprecious) …   English dictionary

  • semi-precious — UK / US adjective a semi precious stone is one that is used in jewellery and is fairly valuable but not as valuable as a precious stone such as a diamond or emerald …   English dictionary

  • semi-precious — adj. Semi precious is used with these nouns: ↑stone …   Collocations dictionary

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