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Jem vs. Gem

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Jemnoun

a terrorist organization founded in 2000; a militant Islamic group active in Kashmir and closely aligned with Al-Rashid Trust; seeks to secure release of imprisoned fellow militants by kidnappings

Gemnoun

A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.

Gemnoun

(figuratively) Any precious or highly valued thing or person.

‘She's an absolute gem.’;

Gemnoun

Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, such as a small picture, a verse of poetry, or an epigram.

‘a gem of wit’;

Gemnoun

(obsolete) A gemma or leaf-bud.

Gemnoun

A type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata.

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Gemnoun

(computing) A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.

Gemnoun

A size of type between brilliant (4-point) and diamond (4½-point), running 222 lines to the foot.

Gemverb

(transitive) To adorn with, or as if with, gems.

Gemnoun

A bud.

‘From the joints of thy prolific stemA swelling knot is raised called a gem.’;

Gemnoun

A precious stone of any kind, as the ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, beryl, spinel, etc., especially when cut and polished for ornament; a jewel.

Gemnoun

Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, as a small picture, a verse of poetry, a witty or wise saying.

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Gemverb

To put forth in the form of buds.

Gemverb

To adorn with gems or precious stones.

Gemverb

To embellish or adorn, as with gems; as, a foliage gemmed with dewdrops.

‘England is . . . gemmed with castles and palaces.’;

Gemnoun

a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry;

‘he had the gem set in a ring for his wife’; ‘she had jewels made of all the rarest stones’;

Gemnoun

art highly prized for its beauty or perfection

Gemnoun

a person who is a brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry

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Gemnoun

a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan

Gemnoun

a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

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