[sem-ee-presh-uh s, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈprɛʃ əs, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
(of a stone) having commercial value as a gem but not classified as precious, as the amethyst or garnet.
(of certain stones) having commercial value, but less than a precious stone


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