jewel


jewel
jew|el [ `dʒuəl ] noun count *
1. ) a hard, colored, and usually valuable stone that has been cut and made shiny:
precious jewels
a ) a decoration that is made with jewels:
Thieves stole gold and jewels worth millions of dollars.
2. ) something that is excellent and admired by a lot of people:
a jewel of a city
the jewel in someone's crown
the best or most valuable thing that someone owns or has achieved

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