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jewel (s), (noun), jewels (pl)
1. A precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry.
2. It is generally assumed that this Anglo-Norman juel is derived from jeu, "game" which came from Latin jocus (source of English "jocular, joke," etc.).
3. An item, worn as an ornament, made of a gemstone placed in a setting of gold, silver, or other metal; such as, a ring, necklace, or bracelet.
4. Etymology: from about 1290, "an article of value used for adornment", from Anglo-French juel, Old French juel, jouel, "ornament, jewel"; perhaps from Middle Latin jocale, from Latin jocus, "joy"; in Vulgar Latin, "that which causes joy".
This entry is located in the following unit: jocu-, jocul-; jocund- (page 1)
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industrial jewel (s) (noun), industrial jewels (pl)
A hard stone; such as, a ruby or sapphire, which is used for bearings and impulse pins in tools and for recording needles.
This entry is located in the following unit: stru-, struct-, -structure, -struction, -structive (page 5)