Jonah crab(Zoöl.), a large crab (Cancer borealis) of the eastern coast of the United States, sometimes found between tides, but usually in deep water.

(Jo*ne"sian) a. Of or pertaining to Jones.

The Jonesian system, a system of transliterating Oriental words by English letters, invented by Sir William Jones.

(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.

Joseph's flower
(Jo"seph's flow"er) (Bot.) A composite herb of the same genus as the salsify.

(Jo"so) n. (Zoöl.) A small gudgeon.

(Joss) n. [Chinese, corrupt. fr. Pg. deos God, L. deus.] A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol. "Critic in jars and josses." Colman

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.

(Jos"sa) interj. A command to a horse, probably meaning "stand still." [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Jo"nah) n. The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious.

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