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English definition of “semi-precious”

semi-precious

adjective [before noun]     /ˌsem.iˈpreʃ.əs/
A semi-precious stone is one that is used for making jewellery but is not extremely valuable : Jade and turquoise are semi-precious stones .JewelleryPrecious and semi-precious stonesTypes of rock
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