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JEW'EL, noun [Low Latin jocale.]

1. An ornament worn by ladies, usually consisting of a precious stone, or set with one or more; a pendant worn in the ear.

2. A precious stone.

3. A name expressive of fondness. A mother calls her child, her jewel

JEW'EL, verb transitive To dress or adorn with jewels.