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English definition of “stone”

stone

noun [C] (JEWEL)    /stəʊn/ US  /stoʊn/
B1 a small piece of a hard, valuable substance, such as a diamond, that is found in the ground and used in jewellery: a precious/semi-precious stone The large central diamond is surrounded by eight smaller stones.JewelleryPrecious and semi-precious stonesTypes of rock
(Definition of stone noun (JEWEL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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