1. The driver of a hackney coach. [Slang, Eng.] Carlyle.
2. A hackney coach. [Slang, Eng.]
The litter at the bottom of the jarvy.T. Hook.
(Ja"sey) n. A wig; so called, perhaps, from being made of, or resembling, Jersey yarn. Thackeray.
(Jas"hawk`) n. [A corruption of eyas hawk.] (Zoöl.) A young hawk. Booth.
Cape jasmine, or Cape jessamine, the Gardenia florida, a shrub with fragrant white flowers, a native
of China, and hardy in the Southern United States.
(Jas"mine) n. [F. jasmin, Sp. jazmin, Ar. yasmin, Pers. yasmin; cf. It. gesmino, gelsomino.
Cf. Jessamine.] (Bot.) A shrubby plant of the genus Jasminum, bearing flowers of a peculiarly fragrant
odor. The J. officinale, common in the south of Europe, bears white flowers. The Arabian jasmine is J.
Sambac, and, with J. angustifolia, comes from the East Indies. The yellow false jasmine in the Gelseminum
sempervirens Several other plants are called jasmine in the West Indies, as species of Calotropis and
Faramea. [Written also jessamine.]
(Jasp) n. Jasper. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Jas"pa*chate) n. [L. iaspachates, Gr. .] (Min.) Agate jasper. [Obs.]
Jasper opal, a yellow variety of opal resembling jasper. Jasper ware, a delicate kind of earthenware
invented by Josiah Wedgwood. It is usually white, but is capable of receiving color.
(Jas"per) n. [OE. jaspre, jaspe, OF. jaspre, jaspe, F. jaspe, L. iaspis, Gr. cf. Per. yashp,
yashf, Ar. yashb, yasb, yasf, Heb. yashpheh. Cf. Diaper.] (Min.) An opaque, impure variety of
quartz, of red, yellow, and other dull colors, breaking with a smooth surface. It admits of a high polish,
and is used for vases, seals, snuff boxes, etc. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped
or banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper.
(Jas"per*a`ted) a. mixed with jasper; containing particles of jasper; as, jasperated agate.
(Jas"per*ize) v. t. [Usually p. p. Jasperized ] To convert into, or make to resemble, jasper.
Polished specimens of jasperized and agatized woods.Pop. Sci. Monthly.
(Jas"per*y) a. Of the nature of jasper; mixed with jasper.
(Jas*pid"e*an Jas*pid"e*ous) a. [L. iaspideus. See Jasper.] Consisting of jasper, or containing
jasper; jaspery; jasperlike.
(Jas"pi*lite) n. [Jasper + -lite.] (Min.) A compact siliceous rock resembling jasper.
(Jas"poid) a. [F. jaspoïde; jaspe jasper + Gr. form.] Resembling jasper. [R.]
(Jasp`o"nyx) n. [L. iasponyx, Gr. . See Jasper, and Onyx.] (min.) An onyx, part or all of
whose layers consist of jasper.
(Ja*troph"ic) a. Of or pertaining to physic nuts, the seeds of plants of the genus Jatropha.
(Jaunce) v. i. [OF. jancer. Cf. Jounce, Jaunt.] To ride hard; to jounce. [Obs.]
Spurr'd, galled and tired by jauncing Bolingbroke.Shak.
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