Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

jade +‎ -ite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Culture Minister, David Lammy, has placed a temporary export bar on a 'jadeite' Neolithic axe-head that once formed part of the collection of one of the fathers of British archaeology.

    Export bar placed on rare and beautiful Neolithic 'Jadeite' axe-head with Dorset connection

  • It is a particularly fine specimen, beautifully shaped and polished, which shows off with considerable sophistication the tonalities and gradations of the fine hard 'jadeite' stone from which it is manufactured.

    Export bar placed on rare and beautiful Neolithic 'Jadeite' axe-head with Dorset connection

  • It was laid out on a radial plan much like Paris or Washington, D.C. Luxury goods, such as jadeite pendants, eccentrically shaped obsidian objects, and exotic shells, confined to the ceremonial precincts of other sites, were found throughout the city.

    A Mighty Maya Nation

  • If you like the bluish-green shade of "jadeite," chances are you need a great deal of security.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • Prices were up for all of the auction house's major art categories, including £ 766.6 million in Impressionist and modern art, up 53% from 2009; ₤ £ 602.6 million in post-war and contemporary art, up 148%; ₤ £ 569.6 million in Asian art, up 145%; and ₤ £ 334.2 million in jewelry, jadeite and watches, up 55%.

    Jump in Art Sales at Christie's Points to Market Rebound

  • Mainland Chinese collectors have since stepped in, paying as much as $7.3 million at Christie's for a jadeite bead necklace last summer.

    The China Factor

  • At left, an imperial jadeite necklace was sold for HK$43. 3 million.

    Sotheby's Spring Sale

  • Sotheby's/Bloomberg News Earlier in the week, Sotheby's Hong Kong sales of contemporary Chinese art, jadeite and jewelry and Southeast Asian paintings also set impressive prices.

    Sotheby's Spring Sale

  • Christie's sold $227.3 million of jewelry, jadeite and watches during the first half.

    Art Sales Revive From Their Swoon

  • Glass cases are filled with carved stone masks and small figurines (usually tomb finds), carefully carved in minerals like jadeite and greenstone, as well as dozens of elongated ovoid polished ritual axes called " celts " (bloodletting was practiced, but not with these), as meticulously positioned in the cases as they were in the tombs.

    Mysteries Carved in Stone

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