jade·​ite ˈjā-ˌdīt How to pronounce jadeite (audio)
: a usually green monoclinic mineral of the pyroxene group that is a silicate of sodium and aluminum and is a jade
jaditic adjective

Examples of jadeite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the collection’s pieces come in black, white, oatmeal and camel, and a pop of fall-ready jadeite rounds out the versatile colorways. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Sep. 2023 An orange KitchenAid mixer and a collection of vintage and reproduction jadeite bowls and glass cake plates amplify the original 1960s style. Kathryn O'Shea-Evans, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 The Cosmic Waves come in two colors, an all-black build and lighter jadeite with red accents and a brown footbed. Rena Behar, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2023 Once dry, paint eggs with glossy green acrylic paint to mimic vintage jadeite. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 28 Mar. 2023 Asprey London launched its latest collection of pieces made from Imperial jadeite in November. Nick Scott, Robb Report, 6 Dec. 2022 As a symbol of supreme status and wealth in Asia, top-quality jadeite is the most coveted jewel even surpassing diamonds. Jill Newman, Town & Country, 5 Feb. 2022 But there may be creatures lurking to protect the valuable jadeite within. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Oct. 2021 There’s the Lucy necklace (named after the actress Lucy Liu), with a natural marquise jadeite set on a lightweight gold chain. Benoît Loiseau, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jadeite was in 1865

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“Jadeite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jadeite. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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