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What does jade mean?

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What does jade mean? I name my lizard Jade because she is green most of the time.

asked Jan 11, 2014 by J_Bezzy (120 points)

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The name Jade is derived from the Spanish phrase "Piedra de Ijada", which means "Stone of the Hip", as this stone was used as a metaphysical protection against kidney disease by the ancient societies. (See more at: http://www.minerals.net/gemstone/jade_gemstone.aspx)

answered Jan 14, 2014 by hershel (46,480 points)

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