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jadeite

[jey-dahyt] /ˈdʒeɪ daɪt/
noun
1.
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
1860-1865
1860-65; jade1 + -ite1
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Examples for jadeite
  • 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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jadeite

/ˈdʒeɪdaɪt/
noun
1.
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 in Science
jadeite
  (jād'īt')   
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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