Variant of jewel
- a valuable ring, pin, necklace, etc., esp. one set with a gem or gems
- a precious stone; gem
- any person or thing that is very precious or valuable
- a small gem or hard, gemlike bit, used as one of the bearings in a watch
Origin: ME < OFr joel < jeu, a game, trifle < L jocus, a trifle, joke
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