gemmy
adjective Date: 15th century 1. having the characteristics desired in a gemstone 2. bright, glittering

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  • Gemmy — Gem my, a. [From {Gem}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Full of gems; bright; glittering like a gem. [1913 Webster] The gemmy bridle glittered free. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Spruce; smart. [Colloq. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gemmy — [jem′ē] adj. [ME] 1. set with gems 2. like a gem; glittering …   English World dictionary

  • gemmy — ˈjemē adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: gem (I) + y 1. : having the characteristics (as hardness, brilliance, color) desired in a gemstone gemmy rock crystal 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • gemmy — gemmily, adv. gemminess, n. /jem ee/, adj., gemmier, gemmiest. 1. having gems; set with gems. 2. like a gem, esp. in being bright, glittering, or sparkling. [1400 50; late ME. See GEM, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gemmy — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary A wee hard man,a ned …   English dialects glossary

  • gemmy — gem·my …   English syllables

  • gemmy — gem•my [[t]ˈdʒɛm i[/t]] adj. mi•er, mi•est 1) having gems; set with gems 2) like a gem, esp. in being bright or sparkling • Etymology: 1400–50 gem′mi•ly, adv. gem′mi•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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  • De'an County — Gemmy purple fluorite from Wushan Fluorite mine, De an County. De an County (Chinese: 德安县) is a county under Jiujiang City in Jiangxi Province, China. The total area is 939.40 square kilometre, and the population is 161,000 as of 2003. External… …   Wikipedia

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