jewel [-s] n

Anglo Fr. juel.

  1. Precious stone; gem that sparkles; [metonymy] piece of jewelry.
  2. Rare mineral specimen; stone such as a diamond, amethyst, topaz, or emerald; [fig.] thought; idea for a poem; inspiration for creative writing.
  3. Pearl; [fig.] sun; ball of sunset light; radiant solar globe that sustains life on earth; [metaphor] love; gospel; promise of redemption.
  4. Ornament of great worth; [fig.] colorful flower; blossom having bright hues; [fig.] poetry.