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Jade vs. Jasper

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Jadenoun

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

Jaspernoun

(obsolete) Any bright-coloured kind of chalcedony apart from cornelian.

Jadenoun

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

Jaspernoun

An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking conchoidally with a smooth surface.

Jadenoun

A horse too old to be put to work.

Jaspernoun

Jasperware pottery.

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Jadenoun

A bad-tempered or disreputable woman.

Jaspernoun

A wasp.

Jadeadjective

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

Jaspernoun

A person, a guy, especially seen as naïve or simple.

Jadeverb

To tire, weary or fatigue

Jaspernoun

An opaque, impure variety of quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped jasper or banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper.

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Jadeverb

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

Jaspernoun

an opaque form of quartz; red or yellow or brown or dark green in color; used for ornamentation or as a gemstone

Jadeverb

(obsolete) To make ridiculous and contemptible.

Jasper

Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron(III) inclusions.

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.

Jadenoun

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

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Jadenoun

A mean or tired horse; a worthless nag.

‘Tired as a jade in overloaden cart.’;

Jadenoun

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

‘She shines the first of battered jades.’;

Jadenoun

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

‘A souple jade she was, and strang.’;

Jadeverb

To treat like a jade; to spurn.

Jadeverb

To make ridiculous and contemptible.

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

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.’;

Jadeverb

To become weary; to lose spirit.

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

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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