Complete Definition of "jade"

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English
Image:Jadeit kula.jpg|thumb|A [[jadeite ball]]

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪd|-eɪd

Noun
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  1. uncountable A semiprecious stone either nephrite or jadeite, generally green or white in color, often used for carving figurines.
  2. colour A grayish shade of green, typical of jade stones.

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  1. A horse too old to be put to work.
  2. A woman, especially in contempt.

Quotations
Late 1500's

Beatrice: You always end with a jade's trick: I know you of old. <br/>
&mdash; William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Translations
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Dutch: jade n
German: Jade
Finnish: jade
Greek: νεÏÏίÏÎ·Ï (neÌËfritis) m
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Japanese: ç¿¡ç¿ , ãã¹ã¤ (ã²ãã, hisui)
Korean: ë¹ì·¨ (ç¿¡ç¿ , bichwi),ê²½ì¥ (硬ç, gyeong-ok)
Nahuatl: chalchiuitl
Norwegian: jade
Portuguese: jade m
Italian: giada f
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Dutch: jadegroen n
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Norwegian: jadegrønn
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trans-top|old horse
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trans-top|woman
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ttbc|CJK Characters: ç; ç¹; ç­; ç
ttbc|Chinese: ç (yù), ç¿¡ç¿  (feicui)

Adjective
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  1. colour Of a grayish shade of green, typical of jade stones.

Derived terms
jade green
jade plant
jaded
jadeite

Related terms
yulan

See also
californite
greenstone
nephrite
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours

Category:Colors
Category:Gems
Category:Greens

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