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A hard compact mineral, of a dark green colour, formerly worn as a remedy for diseases of the kidneys, whence its name; kidney stone; a kind of jade. See Jade.

Origin: Cf. F. Nephrite. See Nephritis.

(01 Mar 1998)

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