n.1.(Bot.) A bud.
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.
Noun1.gem - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
Synonyms: gemstone, stone
2.gem - art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
Synonyms: treasure
3.gem - a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
Synonyms: jewel
4.Gemgem - a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan
Synonyms: muffin
5.Gemgem - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
(operating system)GEM - One of the first commercially available GUIs. Borrowing heavily from the Macintosh WIMP-style interface it was available for both the IBM compatible market (being packaged with Amstrad's original PC series) and more successfully for the Atari ST range. The PC version was produced by Digital Research (more famous for DR-DOS, their MS-DOS clone), and was not developed very far. The Atari version, however, continued to be developed until the early 1990s and the later versions supported 24-bit colour modes, full colour icons and a nice looking sculpted 3D interface.
Graphics Environment Manager (DR, PC)Danish, Danish pastry, English muffin, Parker House roll, Yorkshire pudding, acceptable person, anklet, armlet, bagel, bangle, bead, beads, bejewel, beribbon, beset, bespangle, bialy, bialystoker, bijou, boast, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, bun, capital fellow, catch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, clover-leaf roll, coffee cake, coronet, cream, crescent roll, croissant, cross bun, crown, crumpet, crystal, diadem, diamond, earring, elite, engrave, feather, figure, filigree, find, flag, flounce, flower, fob, garland, gem stone, gentleman, godsend, good fellow, good lot, good man, good person, good sort, good thing, good woman, hard roll, honest man, hot cross bun, ideal, illuminate, kaiser roll, lady, locket, marvel, masterpiece, mensch, muffin, necklace, nonpareil, nose ring, onion roll, paint, pearl, perfect gentleman, perfect lady, persona grata, pick, pin, pinwheel roll, plum, plume, popover, precious stone, pride, pride and joy, prince, prize, quintessence, real man, rhinestone, ribbon, right sort, ring, roll, rough diamond, scone, semiprecious stone, soft roll, spangle, stickpin, stone, tiara, tinsel, torque, treasure, trophy, trouvaille, wampum, windfall, winner, worthy, wreathe, wristband, wristlet
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Gelsemium sempervirens
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gem clip
gem cutter
Gem State
Gemel hinge
Gemel ring
Gemel window
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