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gemmĕus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.of precious stones, set or adorned with precious stones.
II. Transf.
A. Like a jewel or precious stone: “radix gemmeae rotunditatis,Plin. 18, 7, 13, § 71.—
B. Glittering, shining, sparkling, like jewels: “pictisque plumis gemmeam caudam explicas,Phaedr. 3, 18, 8; cf.: “gemmei pavones,Mart. 3, 58, 13 (and v. gemma, II. 2. c.): “Euripus viridis et gemmeus,Plin. Ep. 1, 3, 1; cf.: “prata florida et gemmea,id. ib. 5, 6, 11: “quos rumor albā gemmeus vehit pennā,Mart. 10, 3, 10.
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