gemse

gems

[gems]
noun, plural gemses [gem-siz, -ziz] .
chamois ( def 1 ).
Also, gemse [gem-zuh] .


Origin:
< German; Old High German gamiza < Late Latin camoc- (stem of camox)

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Word Origin & History

gem
O.E. gim, from L. gemma "precious stone, jewel," originally "bud," from the root *gen- "to produce" (see genus).
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GEMS
Global Environment Monitoring System
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