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James Watt a Scottish engineer and inventor of the steam engine (b.1736--d.1819).
Jammu and Kashmir see Kashmir.
jam-packed packed very tightly; crammed.
jam session an informal gathering, esp. of jazz musicians, to play improvisations together.
Jan. abbreviation of "January," the first month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty-one days.
Jane Doe the name used in legal proceedings to indicate a fictitious or unknown woman.
jangle to emit a harsh, unmelodious sound, as of chains striking something. [4 definitions]
janitor someone employed to clean, make minor repairs to, and take care of a building or the like.
janizary (often cap.) formerly, a member of a Turkish sultan's guard. [2 definitions]
Janjaweed heavily-armed, mounted militiamen based in the Darfur region of Sudan. The name "janjaweed" comes from the Arabic, meaning "ghost riders."
January the first month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty-one days.
Janus in Roman mythology, the god who protects entrances and exits and is portrayed with two faces looking in opposite directions.
Jap (offensive slang) a Japanese person.
Japan an island country in the Pacific off the coast of Korea and the Soviet Union; Nippon.
japan any of a number of shiny, black, long-lasting varnishes. [4 definitions]
Japanese of or pertaining to Japan or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
Japanese beetle a shiny green and brown beetle, originally from Asia, that eats the leaves, fruits, flowers, and roots of plants.
Japanese lantern see Chinese lantern.
Japanese oyster a large oyster originally from Japan, but also found now in Puget Sound.
Japanese quince a thorny shrub of the rose family that bears pink or red flowers and hard, sweet-smelling, greenish yellow fruit. [2 definitions]
jape to say something as a joke; jest. [3 definitions]