(Jawn) v. i. See Yawn. [Obs.] Marston.
(Jaw"y) a. Relating to the jaws. Gayton.
(Jay) n. [F. geai, OF. gai, jaj, perh. fr. OHG. gahi. Cf. Gay.] (Zoöl.) Any one of the numerous
species of birds belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genera. They are allied to the crows, but
are smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, and usually have a crest.
The European jay (Garrulus glandarius) is a large and handsomely colored species, having the body
pale reddish brown, lighter beneath; tail and wing quills blackish; the primary coverts barred with bright
blue and black; throat, tail coverts, and a large spot on the wings, white. Called also jay pie, Jenny
jay, and kæ. The common blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata.), and the related species, are brilliantly colored,
and have a large erectile crest. The California jay (Aphelocoma Californica), the Florida jay and the
green jay of Texas and Mexico, are large, handsome, crested species. The Canada jay (Perisoreus
Canadensis), and several allied species, are much plainer and have no crest. See Blue jay, and Whisky
Jay thrush (Zoöl.), any one several species of Asiatic singing birds, of the genera Garrulax, Grammatoptila,
and related genera of the family Crateropodidæ; as, the white-throated jay thrush of India.
(Jay"et) n. (Min.) See Jet. [Obs.]
(Jay"hawk`er) n. A name given to a free-booting, unenlisted, armed man or guerrilla. [A
term of opprobrium used in the war of 1861-65, U. S.]
(Ja"zel) n. A gem of an azure color. [Obs.]
(Jaz"er*ant) n. [OF. jacerant, jaseran, Sp. jacerina, cota jacerina, fr. jazarino Algerine, fr.
Ar. jazair Algiers.] A coat of defense made of small plates of metal sewed upon linen or the like; also,
this kind of armor taken generally; as, a coat of jazerant.
(Jeal"ous) a. [OE. jalous, gelus, OF. jalous, F. jaloux, LL. zelosus zealous, fr. zelus emulation,
zeal, jealousy, Gr. zh^los. See Zeal, and cf. Zealous.]
1. Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful.
I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts.Kings xix. 10.
How nicely jealous is every one of us of his own repute!Dr. H. More.
2. Apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful.
'This doing wrong creates such doubts as these,Waller.
Renders us jealous and disturbs our peace.
The people are so jealous of the clergy's ambition.Swift.
3. Exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry.
Thou shalt worship no other God; for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.Ex. xxxiv. 14.
4. Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of
possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid fear of rivalry in love or preference given