a a semiprecious stone consisting of either jadeite or nephrite. It varies in colour from white to green and is used for making ornaments and jewellery
b (as modifier)
2 the green colour of jade
(C18: from French, from Italian giada, from obsolete Spanish piedra de ijada colic stone (literally: stone of the flank, because it was believed to cure renal colic); ijada, from Vulgar Latin iliata (unattested) flanks, from Latin ilia, plural of ilium; see ileum)
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