jadeite jadeite  /ˈdʒeɪ ˌdaɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a hard green mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade; found principally in Burma

Usage(s):

  1. It is a light green jadeite axe-head, a foot long, with a snouted, bawling face on its side.
  2. For centuries, some of the very best jadea mineral called jadeitehas come from Kachin state in northern Burma.
  3. Palace and temple exteriors were painted with layer upon layer of lime volcanic powder and natural iron oxide, then buffed to a gleaming finish with green jadeite polishing stones.

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  • Executive Order -- Prohibiting Certain Imports of Burmese Jadeite and Rubies

    EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - PROHIBITING CERTAIN IMPORTS OF BURMESE JADEITE AND RUBIES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq .) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq .), the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti ...
    on August 8, 2013     Source: The White House

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