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Mysteries of vernacular: Jade - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel

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Now known for its beauty and green hue, the stone jade was previously thought to espouse magical properties, such as kidney treatment. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel explain the word’s travels from 15th century to Spain to today (and why the word jaded is unrelated by root).

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Nephros means kidney, and jadeite is the mineral. Though they sound the same, jade (the stone/mineral) and jaded (worn out; lacking enthusiasm) mean completely different things.

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