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Emerald vs. Jade

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Emeraldadjective

Of a rich green colour.

Jadenoun

A semiprecious stone, either nephrite or jadeite, generally green or white in color, often used for carving figurines.

Emeraldnoun

Any of various green gemstones, especially a green transparent form of beryl, highly valued as a precious stone.

Jadenoun

A bright shade of slightly bluish or greyish green, typical of polished jade stones.

Emeraldnoun

Emerald green, a colour.

Jadenoun

A horse too old to be put to work.

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Emeraldnoun

A size of type between nonpareil and minion, standardized as 6½-point.

Jadenoun

A bad-tempered or disreputable woman.

Emeraldverb

To ornament with, or as if with, emeralds; to make green.

Jadeadjective

Of a grayish shade of green, typical of jade stones.

Emeraldnoun

A precious stone of a rich green color, a variety of beryl. See Beryl.

Jadeverb

To tire, weary or fatigue

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Emeraldnoun

A kind of type, in size between minion and nonpare l. It is used by English printers.

Jadeverb

(obsolete) To treat like a jade; to spurn.

Emeraldadjective

Of a rich green color, like that of the emerald.

Jadeverb

(obsolete) To make ridiculous and contemptible.

Emeraldnoun

a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone

Jadenoun

A stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes whitish. It is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements, esp. in Eastern countries and among many early peoples.

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Emeraldnoun

a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

Jadenoun

A color resembling that of jade{1}; it varies from yellowish-green to bluish-green.

Emeraldnoun

the green color of an emerald

Jadenoun

A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag.

‘Tired as a jade in overloaden cart.’;

Emeraldnoun

a bright green precious stone consisting of a chromium-rich variety of beryl

‘an emerald necklace’;

Jadenoun

A disreputable or vicious woman; a wench; a quean; also, sometimes, a worthless man.

‘She shines the first of battered jades.’;

Emeraldnoun

a bright green colour

‘the sea glistened in shades of emerald and jade’;

Jadenoun

A young woman; - generally so called in irony or slight contempt.

‘A souple jade she was, and strang.’;

Emeraldnoun

a slender-bodied green moth, the colour of which tends to fade as the moth ages.

Jadeverb

To treat like a jade; to spurn.

Emeraldnoun

a hawker dragonfly with a metallic green body.

Jadeverb

To make ridiculous and contemptible.

‘I do now fool myself, to let imagination jade me.’;

Emeraldnoun

a small hummingbird with bright metallic green plumage and darker wings and tail, found mainly in the area of the Caribbean and Central America.

Jadeverb

To exhaust by overdriving or long-continued labor of any kind; to tire, make dull, or wear out by severe or tedious tasks; to harass.

‘The mind, once jaded by an attempt above its power, . . . checks at any vigorous undertaking ever after.’;

Emeraldadjective

bright green in colour

‘beyond the airport lay emerald hills’;

Jadeverb

To become weary; to lose spirit.

‘They . . . fail, and jade, and tire in the prosecution.’;

Emerald

Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and/or sometimes vanadium. Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale.

Jadenoun

a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite

Jadenoun

a woman adulterer

Jadenoun

a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green

Jadenoun

an old or over-worked horse

Jadeverb

get tired of something or somebody

Jadeverb

exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress;

‘We wore ourselves out on this hike’;

Jadeadjective

similar to the color of jade; especially varying from bluish green to yellowish green

Jadenoun

a hard, typically green stone used for ornaments and implements and consisting of the minerals jadeite or nephrite

‘a jade figurine’;

Jadenoun

an ornament made of jade.

Jadenoun

a light bluish-green

‘a silk blouse in a vivid jade green’;

Jadenoun

a bad-tempered or disreputable woman.

Jadenoun

an old or worn-out horse.

Jade

Jade is an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties, though it appears naturally in other colors as well, notably yellow and white. Jade can refer to either of two different silicate minerals: nephrite (a silicate of calcium and magnesium in the amphibole group of minerals), or jadeite (a silicate of sodium and aluminium in the pyroxene group of minerals).

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