Dictionary: JAR'BLE, or JAV'EL – JAV'EL

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JAR'BLE, or JAV'EL, v.t.

To bemire. [Not in use.] – Spenser.

JARDES, n. [Fr.]

Callous tumors on the legs of a horse, below the bend of the ham on the outside. – Far. Dict.

JAR'GLE, v.i.

To emit a harsh or shrill sound. [Not in use.] – Bp. Hall.

JAR'GON, n. [Fr. jargon; It. gergo, gergone; Sp. xerga, jargon, and coarse frieze, serge.]

  1. Confused, unintelligible talk or language; gabble; gibberish; cant. All jargon of the schools. – Prior.
  2. A mineral, usually of a gray or greenish white color, in small irregular grains, or crystalized in quadrangular prisms surmounted with pyramids, or in octahedrons consisting of double quadrangular prisms. [See Zircon.] – Kirwan.

JAR-GO-NELLE', n. [jargonel'.]

A variety of pear.


Pertaining to the mineral jargon.

JAR'RED, pp. [from jar.]



A shaking; discord; dispute; collision. – Burnet.

JAR'RING, ppr.

Shaking; making a harsh sound; discordant.


Shaking discordantly.

JA'SEY, n. [Qu. from Jersey.]

A worsted wig; a colloquial term for a wig.


A young hawk. – Ainsworth.

JAS'MIN, n. [Fr. jasmin; Sp. jazmin; It. gelsomino. The Ar. is يَاسِمٌ yasminin. It is sometimes written in English jessamine.]

The popular name of certain species of the genus Jasminum, bearing beautiful flowers. The common white jasmin is a climbing shrub, rising on supports 15 or 20 feet high. The name is also given to several plants of different genera; as, the Arabian Jasmin, of the genus Nyctanthes; the bastard Jasmin, of the genus Cestrum, and also of the genus Lycium; the Persian Jasmin, of the genus Syringa; the red Jasmin, of the genus Plumeria; the scarlet and yellow Jasmin, of the genus Bignonia, and Gelseminum. – Encyc.


A name anciently given to some varieties of agate jasper. – Cyc.

JAS'PER, n. [Fr. jaspe; L. iaspis; Gr. ιασπις; It. diaspro; Ar. يَشٍْفٌ yashafan; Heb. ישפה.]

A mineral of the silicious kind, and of several varieties. It is less hard than flint or even than common quartz, but gives fire with steel. It is entirely opake, or sometimes feebly translucent at the edges, and it presents almost every variety of color. Its varieties are common jasper, striped jasper, Egyptian jasper, &c. It admits of an elegant polish, and is used for vases, seals, snuff-boxes, &c. Cleaveland. Kirwan. Jasper is a subspecies of rhomboidal quartz, of five kinds, Egyptian, striped, porcelain, common, and agate jasper. – Jameson.


Mixed with jasper; containing particles of jasper; as, jasperated agate. – Fourcroy.


Having the qualities of jasper.


Like jasper; consisting of jasper, or partaking of jasper. – Kirwan.

JASP'OID, a. [Fr. jaspe, and Gr. ειδος.]

Resembling jasper. – Percival's Geol.


The purest horn-colored onyx, with beautiful green zones, composed of genuine matter of the finest jaspers. – Encyc.

JAUNCE, v.i. [Fr. jancer.]

To bustle; to jaunt. [Obs.] – Shak.

JAUN'DICE, n. [Fr. jaunisse, from jaune, yellow. See Yellow.]

A disease, in its most common form, characterized by yellowness of the eyes, skin and urine; whiteness of the discharges from the intestines, uneasiness, referred to the region of the stomach; loss of appetite, and general languor and lassitude.


  1. Affected with the jaundice.
  2. Prejudiced; seeing with discolored organs.

JAUNT, n. [See JANT.]

JAV'EL, v.t.

To bemire: and as a noun, a wandering or dirty fellow. [Obs.] – Spenser.