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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy 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.

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