jadeite

[jey-dahyt]
noun
a mineral, essentially sodium aluminum silicate, NaAlSi 2 O 6 , usually fibrous, occurring in compact masses, whitish to dark green: a form of jade.

Origin:
1860–65; jade1 + -ite1

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jadeite (ˈdʒeɪdaɪt)
 
n
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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jadeite   (jād'īt')  Pronunciation Key 
A rare, usually green mineral of the pyroxene group. Jadeite can also occur in white, auburn, buff, or violet varieties. The most highly valued form of jade consists of jadeite. Chemical formula: NaAlSi2O6.
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Jadeite and nephrite are two different types of jade, also, jade is not always green-hued but is often multi-colored.
Jade can consist of two different minerals-nephrite and jadeite.
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