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1jade

noun \ˈjād\

Definition of JADE

1
:  a broken-down, vicious, or worthless horse
2
a :  a disreputable woman
b :  a flirtatious girl

Origin of JADE

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

2jade

verb
jad·edjad·ing

Definition of JADE

transitive verb
1
a :  to wear out by overwork or abuse
b :  to tire or dull through repetition or excess
2
obsolete :  to make ridiculous
intransitive verb
:  to become weary or dulled

Examples of JADE

  1. <a steady diet of nothing but lobster would jade the palate of even the most ardent lobster lover>

First Known Use of JADE

1524

3jade

noun

Definition of JADE

1
:  either of two tough compact typically green gemstones that take a high polish:
a :  jadeite
b :  nephrite
2
:  a sculpture or artifact of jade
3

Origin of JADE

French, from obsolete Spanish (piedra de la) ijada, literally, loin stone, ultimately from Latin ilia, plural, flanks; from the belief that jade cures renal colic
First Known Use: circa 1741

Other Jewelry Terms

bijou, brilliant, chase, facet, lapidary, paste

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