Definition of precious stone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


precious stone

BrE BrE//ˌpreʃəs ˈstəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpreʃəs ˈstoʊn//
(also stone) Jewellery
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a rare valuable stone, such as a diamond, that is used in jewellery a ring set with a precious stone see also semi-precious See related entries: Jewellery
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: precious stone