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Meaning of jadeite

jade•ite

Pronunciation: ( jā'dīt), [key]
— n.
  1. a mineral, essentially sodium aluminum silicate, NaAlSiO, usually fibrous, occurring in compact masses, whitish to dark green: a form of jade.
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