Definition of Jadeite

1. Noun. A hard green mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade; found principally in Burma.

Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Jadeite

1. n. See Jade, the stone.

Definition of Jadeite

1. Noun. (minerology) A pyroxene mineral, a sodium aluminium silicate with the chemical formula Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6, found in metamorphic rocks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jadeite

1. a mineral [n -S] : JADITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Jadeite

1. See Jade, the stone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jadeite

jacuzzis
jadarite
jadding
jade
jade-green
jade gates
jade green
jade stalks
jade vine
jaded
jadedly
jadedness
jadednesses
jadeite (current term)
jadeites
jadelike
jaderies
jadery
jades
jadestone
jading
jadish
jadishly
jaditic
jadoo
jaebol
jaebols
jaeger

Literary usage of Jadeite

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1. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association, American Ethnological Society (1892)
"Dr. AB Meyer has just published a paper on nephrite and jadeite in No. i of the ... There are in China other sources of nephrite and jadeite than those in ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"IN his very valuable and interesting note on jadeite in Science of Oct. 5, Dr. Brinton called attention to the fact that Bernardino Sahagun had mentioned ..."

3. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1886)
"Several of the specimens agree, in specific gravity, hardness, and color, with the Asiatic jadeite; and in the absence of any known locality of that variety ..."

4. The Gem-cutter's Craft by Leopold Claremont (1906)
"CHAPTER XXIII NEPHRITE OR JADE—jadeite—MOONSTONE—SUNSTONE NEPHRITE or jade is a ... jadeite.—This stone bears a great resemblance to jade in many respects, ..."

5. The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana, 1837-1868: Descriptive Mineralogy by James Dwight Dana, Edward Salisbury Dana (1920)
"See Lemberg ou the results of treatment of jadeite with alkaline carbonates; ... jadeite has long been highly prized in the East, especially in China, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Nephrite is much tougher than jadeite, and as an illustration of its ... The chromium-colored jadeite, because of its great beauty, has come into high favor ..."

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