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Word of the Day 04/22/16 Jade

Jade (noun)
jade [jeyd]


noun
1. either of two minerals, jadeite or nephrite, sometimes green, highly esteemed as an ornamental stone for carvings, jewelry, etc.
2. an object, as a carving, made from this material.
3. Also called jade green. green, varying from bluish green to yellowish green.

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Origin: 1585-95; < French < Italian giada < obsolete Spanish (piedra de) ijada (stone of) colic < Vulgar Latin *iliata, equivalent to Latin īli (a) flanks (see ilium ) + -ata -ate1; so called because supposed to cure nephritic colic

Jade (noun, verb)
jade [jeyd]


noun
1. a worn-out, broken-down, worthless, or vicious horse.
2. a disreputable or ill-tempered woman.

verb (used with or without object), jaded, jading.
3. to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English; of obscure origin

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