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jaded dulled or wearied by excessive exposure to something or by over-indulgence; sated; surfeited. [3 definitions]
jadeite the rarer, more valuable, and more varicolored variety of jade.
jade plant a popular thick-leaved houseplant that is native to South Africa and Asia.
jaeger any of several sea birds that snatch prey from weaker birds.
jag1 a sharply pointed projection; barb or tooth. [3 definitions]
jag2 a period of excessive indulgence; binge.
jagged sharply and unevenly pointed. [2 definitions]
jaguar a large wild cat, resembling but larger than a leopard, that is native to Central and South America.
jaguarondi a small wild cat of South America with a long slender body and tail.
jai alai a game somewhat similar to handball but played on a larger court, in which players have a curved basket strapped to the wrist for catching and hurling the ball.
jail a building in which a government confines accused or convicted offenders, usu. for short periods. [3 definitions]
jailbait (slang) a person under the age of consent, sexual intercourse with whom may be punishable as statutory rape.
jailbird (informal) someone who is serving or has served time in jail; convict.
jailbreak a forcible escape from jail.
jailer one responsible for the maintenance and security of a jail.
Jain a believer in or supporter of Jainism. [2 definitions]
Jainism a dualistic Hindu religion founded in India in the sixth century B.C., emphasizing asceticism, teaching transmigration of the soul, and regarding the worship of the gods as spiritually unimportant.
Jakarta the seaport capital of Indonesia.
Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm German brothers who were folklorists and philologists (Jakob, b.1785--d.1863; Wilhelm, b.1786--d.1859).
jalap the dried root of any of several plants belonging to the morning-glory family, used as a purgative. [2 definitions]
jalapeņo a very hot Mexican pepper, now widely cultivated.