jadeite definition

  • noun:
    • an uncommon, typically emerald to light-green but sometimes white, auburn, buff, or violet mineral, NaAlSi2O6, used as a gem as well as for ornamental carvings. It's the tougher plus highly appreciated as a type of jade.
    • A pyroxene mineral, a sodium aluminum silicate because of the chemical formula Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6, within metamorphic rocks.
    • See jade, the rock.
    • identify jade.
    • a hard green mineral comprising sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a supply of jade; found principally in Burma

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