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semi-precious

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌsem.iˈpreʃ.əs/ us  
A semi-precious stone is one that is used for making jewellery but is not extremely valuable: Jade and turquoise are semi-precious stones.
Translations of “semi-precious”
in Spanish semiprecioso…
in French (pierre) semi-précieuse…
in German halbedel…
in Chinese (Traditional) (寶石)次珍貴的, 半寶石的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (宝石)次珍贵的, 半宝石的…
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