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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.
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(Minerals) a usually green or white mineral of the clinopyroxene group, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is used as a gemstone (jade). Composition: sodium aluminium silicate. Formula: NaAlSi2O6. Crystal structure: monoclinic
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(ˈdʒeɪ daɪt)

the most precious type of jade; a colorless, green, or black pyroxene, sodium aluminum silicate, NaAlSi2O6.
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Noun1.jadeite - a hard green mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline formjadeite - a hard green mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade; found principally in Burma
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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Natural rose petals are added to perfect the taste of this sweet, soft and fragrant Jadeite Royal Tea.
The oval centre stone of the necklace is a jadeite cabochon, weighing more than 50g, that was extracted from a top-tier ancient mine in Myanmar.
The 19th century veg, with a locust on top, is carved from jadeite stone, and the 17th century meat sculpture is made from banded jasper.
His big-race wins included the Phoenix Stakes on Jadeite in 1966, the Gold Flake Stakes on Royal Sword and the Gladness Stakes on Sparrow Hawk, both in 1967, the Ballymoss Stakes on Candy Cane in 1968, the Royal Whip on Manitoulin in 1972 and the 1963 Irish Cambridgeshire and the 1965 Irish Lincolnshire on Red Slipper.
In 2014, the NPM sent some of its most popular treasures, including famous jade items "Jadeite Cabbage with Insects" and "Meat-shaped Stone," to Japan for the first exhibition of the museum's works ever held in that country.
I once conducted a dig at a medieval site in the Vale where one of the large post pits also produced a highly polished jadeite (from a site in the Alps!) so-called 'wrist bracer' for possible use by archers.
Early 20th Century gold-mounted jadeite pendant drop earrings deeply carved with floral and leaf decoration.
One is the jadeite cabbage, which is believed to have been made in the 19th century and the meat-shaped stone made of jasper and which they say was naturally carved into the shape of dongpo pork.
The JADE Act of 2008 ("JADE") (131) was not passed by Congress until the SPDC crushed a nationwide protest known as the "Saffron Revolution." (132) The Act bans the import of products containing Burmese jadeite and rubies, (133) expands the list of Burmese officials subjected to visa bans (134) and financial sanctions, (135) and allows restrictions on correspondent accounts.
Moral properties are reducible either to individual special science properties as water is reducible to [H.sub.2]O, or to disjunctions of them as jade is reducible to jadeite or nephrite.