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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]
japonica any of various trees, shrubs, or plants of the Far East, such as the Japanese quince or the camellia.
jar1 a wide-mouthed cylindrical container, usu. made of glass or pottery, and often having a lid. [2 definitions]
jar2 to collide or bump so as to cause vibration; jolt. [9 definitions]
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 discordance.
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]