There are 2 main definitions of jade in English:

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noun

[mass noun]
1A hard, typically green stone used for ornaments and implements and consisting of the minerals jadeite or nephrite: [as modifier]: a jade figurine
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  • Of the two kinds of jade, jadeite and nephrite, the former is harder than the latter and cannot be scratched with a penknife blade.
  • Until recently few people considered Wyoming to have potential for gemstones other than nephrite jade.
  • Ancient amber, jade and other precious stones are lovingly re-created in polymer clay, as well as newer, space-age materials, such as niobium.
1.1 [count noun] An ornament made of jade.
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  • Our examination of this ornament and several other jades has provided evidence for the use of rotary tools during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
  • There are some 1,000 relics of dazzling artistic and cultural value - bronzes and gold implements, jades, pottery, cowrie shell and elephant tusks, sacrificial objects, weapons and beads.
  • ADMIRERS of ancient Chinese jades have frequently noted the curious white, chalky areas which invade the otherwise firm polished surfaces of many artefacts.
1.2 (also jade green) A light bluish-green: a silk blouse in a vivid jade green
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  • His eyes were a sweet shade in between jade green and light hazel that Rebecca had once admitted to being jealous of, and he hadn't let her live it down since.
  • He had a mushroom-cut of jade-green hair, sky blue eyes, a tan skin tone, and some strong muscles.
  • She was a collection of pleasing colors, with her honey - smooth tan, jade-green eyes, and the silky blonde hair with its red and gold and even some brownish lights.

Origin

late 16th century: from French le jade (earlier l'ejade), from Spanish piedra de ijada 'stone of the flank' (i.e. stone for colic, which it was believed to cure).

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There are 2 main definitions of jade in English:

jade2

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Pronunciation: /dʒeɪd
 
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noun

archaic
2An old or worn-out horse.
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  • He got the armor and also an old jade of a horse, which limped on three legs, dragging the fourth after it.
  • Lie down shamelessly, Old horse who stumbles over every rut. Resign yourself, my heart; sleep your brutish sleep. Conquered, foundered spirit! For you, old jade, Love has no more relish, no more than war.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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