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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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semi-preciousˌsem‧i-ˈprecious British English, semiprecious American English /ˌsemiˈpreʃəs◂/ adjective  DCJa semi-precious jewel or stone is valuable, but not as valuable as a diamond, ruby etc
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semi-preciousInside the bottle you will find a handful of sparkling semi-precious gemstones which spiritual healers believe affect our health and well-being.Diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires as well as a mixture of semi-precious stones glinted and sparkled at her from all directions.
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