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1. A piece of a valuable mineral or minerallike substance that has been cut, polished, or otherwise prepared for use as an ornament.
a. Something that is valued for its beauty or perfection: a little gem of a book.
b. A beloved or highly prized person.
3. A muffin, especially a very small one.
tr.v. gemmed, gem·ming, gems
To adorn with gems.

[Middle English gemme, from Old French, from Latin gemma; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.gemmed - covered with beads or jewels or sequinsgemmed - covered with beads or jewels or sequins
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
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Above the temples, amidst wreathed turban folds of black drapery, vague in its character and consistency as cloud, gleamed a ring of white flame, gemmed with sparkles of a more lurid tinge.
With this idea he hastened to the florist's and purchased a bouquet that was still gemmed with the morning dew-drops.
There were Virgins and bishops there, above their natural size, made of solid silver, each worth, by weight, from eight hundred thousand to two millions of francs, and bearing gemmed books in their hands worth eighty thousand; there were bas-reliefs that weighed six hundred pounds, carved in solid silver; croziers and crosses, and candlesticks six and eight feet high, all of virgin gold, and brilliant with precious stones; and beside these were all manner of cups and vases, and such things, rich in proportion.