semi-precious

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Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ precious

Adjective[edit]

semi-precious (not comparable)

  1. Sort of or somewhat precious or valuable. Usually used as part of the phrase semi-precious stones or semi-precious gems.

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In modern English, the semi-precious stones are those other than diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald.

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