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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: from early Spanish (piedra de la) ijada '(stone of the) lower back'; because it was believed that jade cures pain in the kidneys

jade

noun
     
jade
Related topics: Colours, Jewellery
jade [uncountable]
1DCJ a hard, usually green stone often used to make jewellery:
a jade necklace
2 also jade greenCC the light green colour of jade

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