False jalap, the root of Mirabilis Jalapa, four-o'clock, or marvel of Peru.

(Ja*lap"ic) a. Of or pertaining to jalap.

(Jal"a*pin) n. (Chem.) A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a strong purgative.

(||Ja`lons"), n. pl. [F. Of unknown origin.] (Mil.) Long poles, topped with wisps of straw, used as landmarks and signals. Farrow.

(||Ja`lou`sie"), n. [F. See Jealousy.] A Venetian or slatted inside window blind.

(Ja`lou`sied") a. Furnished with jalousies; as, jalousied porches.

(Jam) n. [Per. or Hind. jamah garment, robe.] A kind of frock for children.

(Jam), n. (Mining) See Jamb.

(Jam), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jammed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jamming.] [Either fr. jamb, as if squeezed between jambs, or more likely from the same source as champ See Champ.]

1. To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.

The . . . jammed in between two rocks.
De Foe.

2. To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door. [Colloq.]

Jailer to Jar

(Jail"er) n. [OE. jailer, gailer, OF. geolier, F. geôlier. See Jail.] The keeper of a jail or prison. [Written also jailor, gaoler.]

(Jain Jai"na), n. [Skr. Jaina, fr. Jina, a proper name, fr. jina victorious.] One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.

(Jain"ism) n. The heterodox Hindoo religion, of which the most striking features are the exaltation of saints or holy mortals, called jins, above the ordinary Hindoo gods, and the denial of the divine origin and infallibility of the Vedas. It is intermediate between Brahmanism and Buddhism, having some things in common with each.

(||Jai*rou") n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) The ahu or Asiatic gazelle.

(Jak) n. (Bot.) see 1st Jack.

(Jakes) n. [Prob. fr. F. Jacques, the proper name. See 2d Jack.] A privy. Shak.

(Ja"kie) n. (Zoöl.) A South American striped frog remarkable for having a tadpole larger than the adult, and hence called also paradoxical frog.

(Jak"o) n. (Zoöl.) An African parrot (Psittacus erithacus), very commonly kept as a cage bird; — called also gray parrot.

(Jak"wood`) n. See Jackwood.

(Jal"ap) n. [F., fr. Sp. jalapa; — so called from Jalapa, a town in Mexico, whence it was first obtained.] (Med.) The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomœa purga a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomœa yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.

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