Definition of Semiprecious

1. Adjective. Used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones. "Such semiprecious stones as amethyst, garnet, jade, and tourmaline"

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Definition of Semiprecious

1. a. Somewhat precious; as, semiprecious stones or metals.

Definition of Semiprecious

1. Adjective. somewhat precious or valuable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Semiprecious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semiprecious

semiplausible
semiplume
semiplumes
semipolar
semipolar bond
semipolitical
semipolluted
semipopular
semiporcelain
semiporcelains
semipornography
semiposh
semipostal
semipostals
semipowerful
semiprecious (current term)
semiprime
semiprimes
semiprimitive
semiprivacy
semiprivate
semipro
semiproductive
semiprofessional
semiprofessionally
semiprofessionals
semipronation
semiprone
semiprone position
semiproof

Literary usage of Semiprecious

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1. United States Compiled Statutes, Annotated, 1916: Embracing the Statutes of by United States, John Allan Mallory (1917)
"... diamonds, coral, rubies, cameos, and other precious stones and semiprecious stones, cut but not set, and suitable for use in the manufacture of jewelry, ..."

2. Handbook for Field Geologists by Charles Willard Hayes (1909)
"Precious and semiprecious metalliferous ores 1. Location: (a) District, State, county, etc.; (6) name of claim or mine; (c) map reference; ..."

3. Diamonds, Pearls and Precious Stones: Where They are Found, Howcut, and Made by Marcell Nelson Smith (1913)
"... PRECIOUS AND semiprecious STONES Rubies, emeralds, and sapphires are always classed as precious stones. Many other gems should be termed "precious ..."

4. Canada: Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces by Eva Ambros (1998)
"... semiprecious jewels that rockhounds from around the world come searching for. The trail named after Glooscap makes its way from the New Brunswick border ..."

5. Proposed Tariff Revision Law of 1909 for the Philipine Islands by United States, United States Bureau of Insular Affairs (1909)
"(b) The same, set with pearls or with precious or semiprecious (c) The same, set with doublets, or with imitations of pearls, stones, ..."

6. Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States: Annotated for Statistical ...edited by Stephen Koplan, Deanna Tanner Okun edited by Stephen Koplan, Deanna Tanner Okun (2006)
"However, articles and parts thereof, wholly of precious or semiprecious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) remain classified in this chapter, ..."

7. Tariff Handbook by Committee on Ways and Means, United States, United States Dept. of the Treasury, Congress (1913)
"tinder paragraph 448, irrespective of whether the precious, semiprecious, or imitation precious stones are the component of chief value. 4. ..."

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