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  ( gems    plural  )
1       n-count   A gem is a jewel or stone that is used in jewellery.  
...a gold mask inset with emeralds and other gems.     
2       n-count   If you describe something or someone as a gem, you mean that they are especially pleasing, good, or helpful.  
INFORMAL   oft N of n  
...a gem of a hotel, Castel Clara..., Miss Famous, as she was called, was a gem.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    jewel, precious stone, semiprecious stone, stone  
2    flower, jewel, masterpiece, pearl, pick, prize, treasure  

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germ, gm, Gemini, German

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