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  • n. An ancient Chinese wine-bucket, often having a decorative cover.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Jade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Chinese name for nephrite or jade.

Etymologies

Chinese. (Wiktionary)

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  • Precious jade (SOWPODS); an ancient Chines wine vessel shaped like a small metal pail, with swing handle and decorative cover (OED2).

    December 8, 2007