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jadeite

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noun jade·ite \ˈjā-ˌdīt\

Definition of jadeite

  1. :  a usually green monoclinic mineral of the pyroxene group that is a silicate of sodium and aluminum and is a jade

jaditic

play \jā-ˈdi-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of jadeite

French


First Known Use: 1865


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