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jasper

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noun jas·per \ˈjas-pər\

Definition of jasper

  1. 1 :  an opaque cryptocrystalline quartz of any of several colors; especially :  green chalcedony

  2. 2 :  colored stoneware with raised white decoration

  3. 3 :  a blackish green

jaspery play \-pə-rē\ adjective


Origin of jasper

Middle English jaspre, from Anglo-French jaspre, jaspe, from Latin jaspis, from Greek iaspis, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew yāshĕpheh jasper


First Known Use: 14th century

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JASPER Defined for Kids

jasper

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noun jas·per \ˈjas-pər\

Definition of jasper for Students

  1. :  an opaque usually red, green, brown, or yellow stone used for making decorative objects




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