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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gem /ˈʤɛm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gem v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gemmed p. pr. & vb. n. Gemming]
 1. To put forth in the form of buds. Gemmed their blossoms.” [R.]
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gem n.
 1. Bot. A bud.
 From the joints of thy prolific stem
 A swelling knot is raised called a gem.   --Denham.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: gemstone,
      2: art highly prized for its beauty or perfection [syn: treasure]
      3: a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of
         jewelry [syn: jewel]
      4: a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan [syn: muffin]
      5: a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece
         of jewelry [syn: jewel, precious stone]
      [also: gemming, gemmed]