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Gemma

(jem -ă) See Alphecca.
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gemma

[′jem·ə]
(botany)
A small, multicellular, asexual reproductive body of some liverworts and mosses.
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He seems to be too effete to wear five heavy rings while alive, just like Juvenal's Crispinus (nec sufferre queat maioris pondera gemmae; 1,29), and what is even more important, the gold rings pretend to equestrian status.
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(26) Pietro Stefanoni, Gemmae antiquitus sculptae a Petro Stephanonio Vicentino collectae et declarationibus illustratea, Rome, 1627; I am grateful to Francesco Solinas for surveying the extent of antiquarian interests of Cassiano dal Pozzo and his circle.
produces gemmae or bulbils along the rachis, at the base of the pinnae.