Cape jasmine, orCape jessamine, the Gardenia florida, a shrub with fragrant white flowers, a native of China, and hardy in the Southern United States.

(Jasp) n. Jasper. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Jas"pa*chate) n. [L. iaspachates, Gr. .] (Min.) Agate jasper. [Obs.]

(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.

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*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.

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.

(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.]

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