semi-precious
Sort of or somewhat precious or valuable. Usually used as part of the phrase semi-precious stones or semi-precious gems.
See Also: semi-precious stones, semi-precious gems

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  • semi-precious — semi precˈious adjective (mineralogy) Valuable, but not valuable enough to be considered a gemstone • • • Main Entry: ↑semi * * * semi precious UK US adjective a semi precious stone is one that is used in jewellery and is fairly valuable but not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • semi-precious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ denoting minerals which can be used as gems but are considered to be less valuable than precious stones …   English terms dictionary

  • semi-precious — sem|i precious BrE sem|i|pre|cious AmE [ˌsemiˈpreʃəs] adj a semi precious jewel or stone is valuable, but not as valuable as a ↑diamond, ↑ruby etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • semi-precious — ADJ: usu ADJ n Semi precious stones are stones such as turquoises and amethysts that are used in jewellery but are less valuable than precious stones such as diamonds and rubies. (in AM, also use semiprecious) …   English dictionary

  • semi-precious — UK / US adjective a semi precious stone is one that is used in jewellery and is fairly valuable but not as valuable as a precious stone such as a diamond or emerald …   English dictionary

  • semi-precious — adj. Semi precious is used with these nouns: ↑stone …   Collocations dictionary

  • semi-precious — adjective a semi precious jewel or stone is valuable, but not as valuable as a diamond, ruby etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • semi-precious — adjective denoting minerals which can be used as gems but are considered to be less valuable than precious stones …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Semi Precious Weapons — Datos generales Origen Nueva York, Estados Unidos Información artística Género(s) Glam Rock …   Wikipedia Español

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