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jewelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒuː.əl/ us   /ˈdʒuː.əl/
  • jewel noun [C] (VALUABLE STONE)

B2 a precious stone that is used to decorate valuable objects: She was wearing a large gold necklace set with jewels.
a small precious stone or a piece of specially cut glass, used in the mechanism of a watch
jewels [plural]
→  jewellery

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jewelnoun [C]

us   /ˈdʒu·əl/
a precious stone, such as a diamond or ruby, or a decorative object with such a stone or several stones in it: a jewel necklace
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