In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Until recently few people considered Wyoming to have potential for gemstones other than nephrite jade.
- Of the two kinds of jade, jadeite and nephrite, the former is harder than the latter and cannot be scratched with a penknife blade.
- Ancient amber, jade and other precious stones are lovingly re-created in polymer clay, as well as newer, space-age materials, such as niobium.
- Another often used precious stone was jade, which because of its color often represented the corn plant in the Mayan culture.
- As Hunter looked up at the ceiling, he saw that the it was covered by a single piece of a black jade, mixed with the gems, sparkling like stars in the night sky.
2(color)verde jade masculine(before noun) (invariable adjective) verde jade
- She was absolutely gorgeous, with long legs, flowing brown hair, and jade-green eyes.
- She was a collection of pleasing colors, with her honey - smooth tan, jade-green eyes, and the silky blonde hair with its red and gold and even some brownish lights.
- He had a mushroom-cut of jade-green hair, sky blue eyes, a tan skin tone, and some strong muscles.
- His eyes were a sweet shade in between jade green and light hazel that Rebecca had once admitted to being jealous of, and he hadn't let her live it down since.
- The actress's eyes flash jade-green, and she blushes rosy-pink.
2(horse)jamelgo masculine humorousrocín masculine archaic
- He got the armor and also an old jade of a horse, which limped on three legs, dragging the fourth after it.
- Lie down shamelessly, Old horse who stumbles over every rut. Resign yourself, my heart; sleep your brutish sleep. Conquered, foundered spirit! For you, old jade, Love has no more relish, no more than war.
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