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jardiniere a large ornamental container for flowers or plants. [2 definitions]
jargon1 technical or specialized words or language, as of a science or profession, sometimes considered to be unnecessary or confusing. [3 definitions]
jargon2 a yellow, green, colorless, or smoky type of the mineral zircon that is valued as a gem.
Jarlsberg trademark for a buttery mild cheese of Norway.
jarring having a disagreeable effect on the nerves, as through suddenness or discord.
jasmine any of various shrubs or vines that bear strongly sweet-smelling flowers. [2 definitions]
Jason in Greek mythology, the hero who voyaged in search of the Golden Fleece.
jasper a type of quartz that occurs in various colors and is often used for carvings.
jato an act or the process of taking off by an aircraft using auxiliary or disposable jet or rocket engines (acronym for "jet-assisted takeoff"). [2 definitions]
jaundice a disorder in which excessive amounts of bile get into the blood and cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, sluggishness, and loss of appetite. [3 definitions]
jaundiced afflicted with or as if with jaundice. [2 definitions]
jaunt to take a brief trip or outing, usu. for amusement. [2 definitions]
jaunty characterized by a light, lively, or confident manner. [2 definitions]
Java the principal island of Indonesia. [2 definitions]
Java man a prehistoric human known from fossilized skeleton parts found in Java, thought to be from the late Pleistocene period; pithecanthropus.
Javanese of or pertaining to Java or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
javelin a lightweight spear thrown as a weapon. [3 definitions]
jaw either or both of the two bones that surround the mouth and hold the teeth. [5 definitions]
Jawaharlal Nehru a leader of the Indian independence movement and, from 1947 to 1964, first prime minister of the Republic of India. Nehru's name is often preceded by the word "pandit," an Indian title of respect (b.1889--d.1964).
jawbone any of the bones that compose the jaw, esp. the lower one. [3 definitions]
jawbreaker a usu. spherical piece of very hard candy for sucking. [2 definitions]