Definitions for jasperˈdʒæs pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jas•perˈdʒæs pər(n.)

  1. an opaque cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, usu. red or brown: often used in decorative carvings.

    Category: Mineralogy, Jewelry

  2. Also called jas′per•ware`. a fine colored stoneware with raised designs in white.

    Category: Ceramics

Origin of jasper:

1300–50; ME jaspe, jaspre < MF; OF jaspe < L iaspis < Gk iáspis < Semitic; cf. Akkadian yašpu

jas′per•y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jasper(noun)

    an opaque form of quartz; red or yellow or brown or dark green in color; used for ornamentation or as a gemstone

Wiktionary

  1. Jasper(ProperNoun)

    , an English variant of Caspar.

  2. Jasper(ProperNoun)

    One of the Magi, also known as Caspar.

  3. Origin: From the male personal name Jasper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jasper(noun)

    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 / banded jasper. The Egyptian pebble is a brownish yellow jasper

Freebase

  1. Jasper

    Jasper is a city in Walker County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 13,857. The city is the county seat of Walker County, and once ranked among the world's leading producers of coal.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jasper

    an opaque quartz found in all colours, and spotted, striped, and clouded; is valued in ornamental lapidary work because of the polish it takes.


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