n. - A soldier of a privileged military class, which formed the nucleus of the Turkish infantry, but was suppressed in 1826.
n. - Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning.
a. - Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware.
v. t. - To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.
v. t. - To give a glossy black to, as shoes.
v. i. - To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.
v. t. - To mock; to trick.
n. - A jester; a buffoon.
n. - Jesting; buffoonery.
n. - A species of Camellia (Camellia Japonica), a native of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. Many other genera have species of the same name.
n. - An ornamental stand or receptacle for plants, flowers, etc., used as a piece of decorative furniture in room.
n. - A preparation of mixed vegetables stewed in a sauce with savory herbs, etc.; also, a soup made in this way.
n. - Confused, unintelligible language; gibberish; hence, an artificial idiom or dialect; cant language; slang.
v. i. - To utter jargon; to emit confused or unintelligible sounds; to talk unintelligibly, or in a harsh and noisy manner.
n. - A variety of zircon. See Zircon.
n. - A chief; an earl; in English history, one of the leaders in the Danish and Norse invasions.
n. - 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 (see Gelsemium). Several other plants are called jasmine in the West Indies, as species of Calotropis and Faramea.