(Jon"gleur Jon"gler) n. [F. jongleur. See Juggler.]
1. In the Middle Ages, a court attendant or other person who, for hire, recited or sang verses, usually of
his own composition. See Troubadour.
Vivacity and picturesquenees of the jongleur's verse.J R. Green.
2. A juggler; a conjuror. See Juggler. Milton.
(Jon"quil, Jon"quille), n. [F. jonquille, fr. L. juncus a rush, because it has rushlike leaves.]
(Bot.) A bulbous plant of the genus Narcissus allied to the daffodil. It has long, rushlike leaves, and
yellow or white fragrant flowers. The root has emetic properties. It is sometimes called the rush-leaved
daffodil. See Illust. of Corona.
(Jo"ram) n. See Jorum.
(Jor"dan Jor"den) n. [Prob. fr. the river Jordan, and shortened fr. Jordan bottle a bottle of
water from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims.]
1. A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists. [Obs.] Halliwell.
2. A chamber pot. [Obs.] Chaucer. Shak.
(Jo"rum) n. [Perh. corrupted fr. jorden an earthen pot.] A large drinking vessel; also, its contents.
[Colloq. Eng.] Forby.
(Jo"seph) n. An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned
down the front. Fairholt.
(Jo"seph's flow"er) (Bot.) A composite herb of the same genus as the salsify.
(Jo"so) n. (Zoöl.) A small gudgeon.
Joss house, a Chinese temple or house for the Chinese mode of worship. Joss stick, a reed
covered with a paste made of the dust of odoriferous woods, or a cylinder made wholly of the paste;
burned by the Chinese before an idol.
(Joss) n. [Chinese, corrupt. fr. Pg. deos God, L. deus.] A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese
idol. "Critic in jars and josses." Colman
(Jos"sa) interj. A command to a horse, probably meaning "stand still." [Obs.] Chaucer.