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One entry found for precious.
Main Entry: pre·cious
Pronunciation: primarystresspresh-schwas
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English precious "of great value," from early French precios (same meaning), from Latin pretiosus (same meaning), from pretium "price, money" --related to PRICE
1 : of great value or high price <diamonds and other precious stones>
2 : greatly loved : DEAR <precious memories>
- pre·cious·ly adverb
- pre·cious·ness noun

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