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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft, compact stone, of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish color, carved into images by the Chinese, and hence called figure stone, and pagodite. It is probably a variety of pinite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soft, compact stone, of a grayish, greenish, or yellowish color, carved into images by the Chinese, and hence called figure stone, and pagodite. It is probably a variety of pinite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soft stone, of a grayish or greenish color, found in China and elsewhere.

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