jewel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jewel" in British English

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jewelnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒuː.əl/

jewel noun [C] (VALUABLE STONE)

B2 a preciousstone that is used to ​decoratevaluableobjects: She was ​wearing a ​largegoldnecklace set with jewels. a ​small preciousstone or a ​piece of ​speciallycutglass, used in the mechanism of a ​watchjewels [plural] →  jewellery
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jewel noun [C] (BEAUTIFUL/IMPORTANT THING)

something that is very ​beautiful or ​valuable: Many ​visitorsconsider the Sistine Chapel to be the jewel of the ​Vatican.

jewel noun [C] (PERSON)

old-fashioned a very ​kind or ​helpfulperson
(Definition of jewel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jewelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒu·əl/
a ​preciousstone, such as a diamond or ruby , or a ​decorativeobject with such a ​stone or several ​stones in it: a jewel ​necklace
(Definition of jewel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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