Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Chinese name for nephrite or jade.

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

  • noun (Min.) Jade.

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

Etymologies

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Chinese.

Examples

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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