from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rare, usually emerald to light green but sometimes white, auburn, buff, or violet mineral, NaAlSi2O6, used as a gem and for ornamental carvings. It is the tougher and more highly valued form of jade.
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- n. A pyroxene mineral, a sodium aluminium silicate with the chemical formula Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6, found in metamorphic rocks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See jade, the stone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See jade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hard green mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade; found principally in Burma
jade + -ite (Wiktionary)